LMCA Newsletter September 2020

– Jai Mataji –

12th September 2020
Dearest Samaj Members,
Ram Ram – Sita Ram. We hope this communication finds you, your family, and friends in good health.

We would usually be writing to inform you of the forth coming festivities. This year, we feel sad to inform you that the annual celebrations of Navratri, Diwali, and Christmas will not be taking place at our community centre as per the latest Government guidelines in response to Covid-19. We appreciate how difficult this must be for everyone to comprehend, especially children; but we must do everything we can to stay safe and keep others safe.
Events 2020:
Navratri: The annual festival takes place between Saturday 17th October and Sunday 25th October. Though we will not be hosting any gatherings; we will be doing a sthapna of Mataji’s Garbo for Navratri. This will be in keeping with the Hindu dharma, and to preserve the many years of traditions established by our ancestors here in the U.K.
We will also be uploading historical recordings of Navratri celebrations organised by LMCA. The footage will be available to watch on www.youtube.com/user/mahercentre We hope you will enjoy watching the recordings and be able to relive some wonderful memories. Keep a look out on our community website for further details and updated links.
Diwali and Children’s Christmas Party: Celebrations to mark Diwali and Christmas will not be taking place at our community centre this year but we are already looking forward to hosting the festivities in 2021.
AGM: We have not been able to schedule an AGM this year due to the pandemic. We would like to thank you for your patience while we await changes to Government guidelines on mass gatherings. Please be assured that we will inform you as soon as we are in a position to organise the meeting. On this note, annual accounts will be uploaded on www.maheronline.org for your perusal.
Other information:
Help and Support for Leicester Residents: please visit www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council/coronavirus/ for latest advice, guidance, help, and support in response to Covid-19 pandemic.
Covid PCR with Medical Certificate: An independent company called Midland Health will be launching a test site from our community centre. They will be offering a discount to our community members. You can contact them directly on hello@midlandhealth.co.uk quoting MAHER20 or phone on 0333 772 1999 for further information.
Updating Contact Details: we request you to inform us of any changes to your contact details.
We hope the information on this communication is useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any help, support, or have any questions on 0116 242 5360 or email us on info@mahercentre.com We will do our very best to assist.
Thank you and please do take care in these challenging times.
LMCA Holding Trustees