We Aim to Bring all Communities Together
What we believe
Who we are
Mission & Objectives
What We Believe
At Hampshire Puja & Cultural Association (HPCA), our unwavering commitment lies in fostering a sense of Community Cohesion that transcends boundaries and unites individuals from diverse cultures, faiths, and walks of life. We firmly believe that through the harmonious convergence of these varied backgrounds, we can collectively forge a brighter, more promising future for the generations to come.
Who We Are
We have been conducting Durga Puja as an association since 2008, but we are now also a Registered Charity (#1180289) since 2018.
Despite being fairly new on the scene, we are a fast-growing Social & Cultural organisation based in the South of England. Over the last couple of years, we have seen a steady increase in our membership from various states of India, Bangladesh and progressive Britons. They come not only locally from Hampshire, but also from Wiltshire, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire, Somerset, etc.
Our events are organised keeping in mind about the objective of Hampshire Puja & Cultural Association. That is, to develop community cohesion by organizing a variety of multi-community cultural programmes, theme based and open to all members of public irrespective of their ethnic origin and religious beliefs. Our annual calendar of events are aimed at cultural integration, providing a platform for all ages and genders.
Our Mission & Objectives
Our primary objective revolved around the orchestration of a diverse array of multi-community theme-based events. These events served as dynamic platforms for individuals hailing from all walks of life, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, or cultural background. At these gatherings, we sought to create a welcoming space where people could come together, sharing the rich tapestry of their cultures and stories through various expressive mediums, including music, singing, drama, captivating performances, and compelling art.
Hinduism can be likened to an enormous banyan tree extending itself through many centres of belief and practice which can be seen to link up with each other in various ways, like a great network that is one, yet many. The concepts of deity, worship and pilgrimage in Hinduism are a prime example of this ‘polycentric’ phenomenon.