We Aim to Bring all Communities Together
What we believe
Who we are
Mission & Objectives
What We Believe
At Hampshire Puja & Cultural Association (HPCA), we strive to develop Community Cohesion. By bringing people from all cultures, faiths and walks of life – we can build a better future for tomorrow. A future full of respect, love, dignity and pride of one’s cultural background.
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 Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire, Wiltshire, 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 focus is largely towards organising multi-community theme based events which provided a platform for individuals from all genders, age groups, ethnicity or origin to share their cultures and stories via music, singing, drama, performances and art.
With the on-going pandemic, we realised that our neighbourhoods, families and homes are in need of basics and essentials.
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.
The Stories of the People
“Thank you for your kind donation to the work of SCM Basics Bank. All donations of food, clothes and money are received with real gratitude…”
“We appreciate your kindness and you coming forward to support us. It is a crisis situation here in India and every action will act as a catalyst and armour our battle with Covid…”
“Bless You, Thank you for your kind donation…”
“On behalf of the Trustees of Eastleigh Basics Bank, I am writing to express our thanks for the magnificent donation of food from Hampshire Puja and Cultural Association. We are very grateful for this generous gift which will support our work with those experiencing food crisis in the Eastleigh area…”