Rheumatoid Arthritis Campaign

Multicultural Marketing Consultancy, the agency appointed by Public Health England to ensure their Rheumatoid Arthritis campaign launched in Nottingham reaches the Black and Asian communities effectively.

We would like your support in raising awareness about the signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and encourage people to see their doctor if they experience symptoms of RA, as early diagnosis significantly improves the quality of life for those with living with the condition.

Attached is an open letter featuring Nottingham residents who are campaign ambassadors, I would appreciate it if you share this amongst the members of your organisation through your website, any newsletters or social media such as Facebook or twitter

Your support of this worthy cause is much appreciated and I would be grateful if you can share any coverage you do for the campaign

Many thanks,


Sonali Morjaria
Multicultural Marketing Consultancy


Appeal For Help Finding Missing Man Baljeev Johal

Appeal For Help Finding Missing Man Baljeev Johal

Concerns are mounting for a 24-year-old man who went missing last Sunday.

Former University of Leicester student Baljeev Johal has not been seen since he attended a family wedding in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Police have issued a photograph of Baljeev, who recently graduated from Leicester with a degree in business studies.

His family say Baljeev, who is from Nottingham, has never gone missing before. He had no phone or money with him at the time of his disappearance.

His older sister Haneet Johal said relatives have been out searching for him every day since he disappeared.

She said: “Baljeev, we want to know that all your family and friends, love you and care for you.

“We want you to come home. We need to know if you are okay. It’s fine if you are safe and well somewhere.

“If you are happy, we are happy. We just need to know. We’re not angry with you.”

Baljeev is Asian, 6ft 3ins and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a slim white shirt, a black jacket and black trousers..

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 16 of 5th October.

Information can also be passed to the charity, Missing People charity on 116 000. (CORR)

Ashiana Information

Ashiana Information


See attached for more details.

Help is at hand to switch to digital TV

Help is at hand to switch to digital TV

In 2011 the traditional TV signal will be switched off in the Central region and replaced with a digital TV signal. This is not a concern for most people but some may find it harder to make the switch than others.

The Switchover Help Scheme has been set up by the Government and is run by the BBC. Its purpose is to make digital TV easy for older and disabled people by converting one of their televisions to digital in the run-up to  digital TV switchover in their region.

What does the Help Scheme do?

The Switchover Help Scheme aims to reach out to all eligible people, and ensure that those who need our help get it, so that no-one eligible need be left behind without access to television after switchover.

People are eligible for help if they are:

·aged 75 or over,

·have lived in a care home for six months or more,

·get or could get, disability living allowance,

·attendance or constant attendance allowance, or mobility supplement,

·Or if they are registered blind or partially sighted.

What’s next?

In the run-up to switchover, every eligible person receives a Switchover Help Scheme information pack         explaining the options for switching to digital. Most people will be asked to contribute £40 towards the help.  The service is free for people who are eligible and also get pension credit, income support, income-based jobseekers allowance or employment and support allowance.

In the meantime, if you want more information for yourself or someone you know, please log ontowww.helpscheme.co.ukor call free on 0800 40 87 654.

Where can I get face-to-face advice on switchover?

Digital UK has been working closely with charities to organise local advice points during switchover. These will be staffed by trained volunteers and are open to everyone. There are also Digital UK roadshows in the region. To find out where your local advice point or roadshow will be, visitwww.digitaluk.co.uk

Press Release on Vatayan Award Ceremony

Press Release on Vatayan Award Ceremony

See attached Press Release on Vatayan Award Ceremony and Kavi Sammelan.

Annual International Hindi Kavi Sammelan (Poetry Recital) Held By Kavya Rang, Nottingham



The poetry recital is held every year to celebrate Hindi Divas, which is on the 14th September.The poetry recital is a form of communication which is used as an opportunity to promote knowledge and languages for centuries.

The poetry recital was held on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2012 at theNottinghamHinduTemple. This was sponsored by Indian Cultural Relations,Indiaand supported by the Indian High Commission (London) and Nottingham Asian Arts Council. The literary group Kavya Rang looked after the poets and provided the hospitality inNottingham..

This year’s eminent poets from India included Sheen Kaaf Nizam, a Shayar and Kavi from Jodhpur the city of palaces, Rajasthan; Shri Krishna Tiwari, a well known geetkar of Navgeet, Banaras (the oldest city in the world on the bank of the Ganges); Aash Karan Atal, a hasya kavi from Mumbaithe film city; Shri Keshrinath Tripathi, a well known Kavi from Allahbad who is an ex-speaker of theUP Assemblyand Mrs Asha Sharma from Bhopal.

In the afternoon, the poets fromIndiaarrived viaBirmingham.Their cultural tour started on Friday, 17th August 2012 inBelfast, going on to perform in 12 different cities around theUK.They were accompanied by Mr K B L Saxena, the poets tour Co-ordinator from theUKand Mr Sunil Dhami, the Nodal Officer from The High Commission of India,London.

The poets were welcomed with a traditional English cup of tea and Indian hospitality. The programme was started at 3.00pm and anchored by Ravi Mahajan.PunditKapil Dev from the temple blessed them with a vermillion Tilak.Chairperson Jai Verma introduced the poets individually, which included a brief introduction of Kavya Rang’s activities andNottinghamas a historic and cultural city, a home of Robin Hood, birthplace of poet Lord Byron and writer D H Lawrence.

The Chief Guest was Ms Sangeeta Bahadur, Director of Nehru Centre London.Distinguished guest was Councellor Merlita Bryan, Sheriff of Nottingham and the special guest was Mr Sunil Dhami from High Commission London.

Any Indian cultural or auspicious programmes are started with the lighting of the lamp, which was organised by Dr Verma on this occasion.The lamp was lit by Councillor Merlita Bryan, Ms Sangeeta Bahadur, Mr Sunil Dhami, Mr Keshrinath Tripathi, Mr Brij Phakey – Chairperson of Hindu Temple and Mr Bhavesh Jani from Nottingham Asian Arts Council.

Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom.The Saraswati Vandana was recited by Sanjay Saxena.

In her address Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Merlita Bryan gave a brief introduction of arts and culture inNottingham, with great support from the City Council and the County Council. The bouquet of flowers were presentedto guests by Rita Dua, Jyoti Dhar and Anushka Shah.

Sunil Dhar introduced this year’s Kavya Rang Annual Literary Award which was given to aUKwriter from London Dr Satyendra Srivastava. He was honoured for his outstanding contribution to Hindi and English Literature.Some of his poetry, articles and plays have been translated between the two languages for e.g. ‘Talking Sanskrit to Fallen Leaves’.He has been a Senior Lecturer atCambridgeUniversityin South Asian and Oriental Studies.He recited one of his poems ‘Winston Churchill knew my mother’.

Pushpa Rao read his accolade which was part of the award presentationThe award and certificate were given by Chief Guest and the distinguished guest.

Kavi Sammelan was conducted successfully by Jugnu Mahajan for the 2 hour duration of the programme.

It was entertaining and educating to listen to such accomplished participants, offering fabulous examples of the use of languages in addition to the skill of reading and recital.Some of the poetry subjects covered wereLove, Philosophy of Life, Humour and Relationships.A local celebrated poet from London Sohan Rahi recited a poem.

Ms Sangeeta Bahadur addressed the Kavi Sammelan, appreciated the programme as a whole and encouraged the contribution of Kavya Rang, its participants and guests.She invited the attendees to visit the Nehru Centre which is a cultural hub of Indian Arts and Music.

Harminder Dua thanked all the guests, organisations, volunteers, attendees and Kavya Rang.

The programme ended with a feast of delicious vegetarian dinner was prepared byHinduTemplefor 200 people who attended the programme.

Next day, the poets and writers visited places of interest in and around the City ofNottingham, including a picnic atWollatonParkandSherwood Forestwhere they met “Robin Hood”.They were delighted with their experience inNottinghamand left with a positive feeling of friendship and community.

Report by Mrs Jai Verma, Chairperson of Kavya Rang.

Email: jaiverma777@yahoo.co.uk

See attached Kavi Samelan and Book Launch photographs.



Report of Kavya Rang @ Festival of Words

Report of NAAC Kavya Rang @ Festival of Words

Please see attached Report of NAAC Kavya Rang @ Festival of Words.

Can we thank all those who participated both as organisers and participants at our recent festival of words event held last month please follow the link to see the pictures ;


Also many thanks for all the positive feedback, and our sincere thanks to the Kavya Rang team.

Press Release- New managing director of community champion promises to get your voices heard

Press Release- New managing director of community champion promises to get your voices heard

Healthwatch Nottingham has recently appointed its new Managing Director. Attached the press release...

Naghma-O-Sher ( Songs and Poetry )

Naghmaosher ( Songs and Poetry ) is a very popular weekly show produced and presented by Farzana Khan Naina on "Radio Faza" Nottingham 97.1fm
Since seven years, The show is all about poetry, Literature and mellow music with live calls.

After a short absence Farzana is back on air with her magical show to give you a taste of poetry and Music with renowned Poets and Artists all over the world.

Don’t forget to tune in on Wednesday evenings.

www.radiofaza.org.uk97.1 fm Nottingham

Naghma O Sher

Every Wednesday 9 pm till 12 pm (UK Time)

Live calls: 00-44- (0) 115 8440325

Off air calls: 00-44- (0) 115 8440052

Text: 00-44- (0) 7961 381 239

Request via email:naghmaosher@hotmail.com