CHichester Vedic cultural society (CVCS)

Background:

Chichester Vedic Cultural Society (CVCS) is Hindu religious and Cultural society in Chichester set up in 2009. We work together with the local community for a good cause and hold cultural events and also do charitable work.

Although have started as a common platform for all Asian Hindu community in this beautiful countryside of the United Kingdom, we aspire spreading the millennium old Vedic Sanatan values to the wider community. We have started involving the local society for last few years. We have been consistently receiving positive supports from the Hon. Mayor of Chichester, Hon. Mayor of Crawley and Hon. Chairman of West Sussex County Council. With the wider support we have now initiated free cultural and educational awareness sessions for small children.

There are curently no places for Hindu worship (Temples/Mandir) in Chichester. We need the support of the community to help us accomplish this dream in future. However, the nearest temple (Mandir) from Chichester is at Havant. This is BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir situated at 9 Leigh Road, Havant PO9 2ES. Prayers every Tuesday eve. Whereas, Neasden Temple is situated 105 Brentfield Road, Neasden, London NW10 8LD. Vedic Society Hindu Temple is in Southampton (SO14 0PS).

Our Aim:

We believe in BE GOOD and DO GOOD

  • To bring peace, prosperity and cross cultural awareness to improve the ethics and values in the society we live in.
  • To organise events for spiritual upliftment of the society irrespective of religions, culture and ethnic background.
  • To keep the younger generation aware of the art and culture of one of the oldest civilisations of the world.
  • To inspire people to get involved in our charitable initiatives aimed at improving quality of life, education and health of people in need.

Evolution of the Society:

Year 2009 – 2012:

  • Started as a Small family event, involving about 5 to 6 families (Budding Stage) as seen in picture.

Year 2013:

  • This was mainly a a small event, but the number of families grew to about 10 families.

Year 2014

  • More people (about 120) joined and the Society invited Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Chichester as their Chief Guest for the first time.
  • Initiated cultural events like Indian Classical Dance and Music performed by well known artists.

Year 2015: 

  • Established as a large community event
  • Mayor of Chichester joined
  • Hampshire & West Sussex Hindu Samajam supported us.
  • Balagokulam was integrated.
  • People attended from Crawley Temple and made the event a great success.
  • Gurdwara Nanaksar Southampton also contributed magnificently to the event. 

Year 2016:

  • Inviting local community (massive turnout)
  • Invited Mayor of Chichester
  • Invited Mayor of Crawley.
  • Organised Art and Craft workshop for the local community.
  • Cultural programme partnered with Brighton & Hove Hindu community.

APPRECIATION BY MAYORS

Mr Peter EvansMr Peter EvansChichester Mayor
Mr Peter Evans, Chichester Mayor, in his speech showed appreciation for the lively cultural celebration by Chichester Vedic Cultural Society. He later presented certificates and gifts to the dance performers.
CCLR Raj SharmaCCLR Raj SharmaMayor of Crawley 2016
I am extremely happy that you have started Chichester Vedic and Cultural Society to meet the religious, cultural and social needs of the local community.
We were made extremely welcome by everyone as if we were Royalty. The evening entertainment was colourful and musical...'Cultural Event'. The food was excellent.

Charitable Work:

CVCS is grateful for the donations received during cultural events. CVCS is also grateful to the Volunteers and donors who have contributed not only their time and money but also their efforts in making CVCS reach to next level.

  • Year 2017: 

Grenfell Tower, London

Our heart goes out to the victims of the Grenfell tower. As a socially responsible charity we extended financial support to the affected people.

During the year of 2017, we financially supported Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, Ranchi, India. Funds donated towards Medical Services, Natural Calamities Relief, and for the Welfare of the Poor. For more information please click.

  • Year 2016: During the year of 2016, we financially supported Shakti Seva Trust, Vadodra. Funds were donated for providing wheelchair support for  physically challenged people. For more information please click.
  • Year 2014: During the year of 2014, we financially supported a local School in Saharsa, Bihar, for improving quality of education for poor children. For more information please click.

 

We Need Your Help!

To fulfill yourself extend your kindness to the people who need it most.

We are a small community. We want to reach out to more needy people. Please come forward and help us grow. 

As a Volunteer you may have little time but we are sure that you have a great heart. You can join our Society as a Volunteer

We are always planning to expand our charitable activities and try to reach out to more and more people in need. All your donations are accounted and a strict account of this is maintained, though we are still in the budding stage and depend upon your support.

Not only for organising the yearly events over festive periods your financial help is needed but also for any other cause like Helping the Elderly, Physically challenged children or even raising funds for our local St Wilfred Hospice is vital. For more information please go to donations page.

 

Chichester Vedic Cultural Society
Chichester Vedic Cultural Society