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A New Hindu community centre is likely to be built in Maidenhead riverside in London

This year in the beginning of August, the Hindu Society in Maidenhead celebrated its 11th anniversary

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August 22, 2016: A Hindu community centre is likely to be set up in Maidenhead riverside, London and the plans will be on show for consultation on Wednesday so that the neighbours can put forward their opinion regarding the construction.

On land next to Boulter’s Lock car park in Lower Cookham Road, the Hindu Society of Maidenhead has expressed their wish to build a centre. As far as the plan goes, it will be one-storeyed building and will also have a kitchen and hall; so that the community can hold any cultural, social or education events without any hassle.

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President of Maidenhead Hindu Society, Chander Mohan Malhotra said, “The building will have all the facilities that the society needs, and there will be a partition wall in the hall,” mentioned maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk report.

He further added, that the community has been working on this project for a long time and that depending on the availability of the hall, there is also a possibility that the community will be able to rent it  to other people for events.

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The area where a Hindu community centre is to be established. Image source: maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk

“The elderly members of the society currently have to go to Slough for big events, so it’s not easy for them to get to. “After the consultation, and if we get permission, we hope to start as soon as possible,” said Malhotra to the maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk.

He assured that the Hindu community will pay for the building with the fund-raising and donations.

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The consultation regarding the plan with other people of the neighbourhood will take place at the Thames Hotel on Ray Mead Road on August 24 from 5-7pm.

For the rituals, customs or any events, currently the Hindu Society gather at St Piran’s on the first Sunday of each month. This year in the beginning of August, it celebrated its 11th anniversary.

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