Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association celebrates Vaisakhi

From left, Parminder Singh, HASWA committee member, Cllr John Crowder, mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder a

From left, Parminder Singh, HASWA committee member, Cllr John Crowder, mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder and HASWA staff member Daljit Kalar. Picture: Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association. - Credit: Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association.

People from all generations and corners of the community came together on Saturday to celebrate Vaisakhi – a Punjab festival and birth of Khalsa.

Children dressed in traditional Asian clothes at HASWA's event. Picture: Havering Asian Social and W

Children dressed in traditional Asian clothes at HASWA's event. Picture: Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association. - Credit: Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association.

Organised by the Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA) the event, was held at the Greenfields community centre, Kilmartin Way, Elm Park.

People tucked into traditional food, enjoyed a Bollywood and Bhangra performances by children.

Project administrator Baljit Kalar said: “It went really well.

“We had the mayor [Cllr Philippa Crowder] and our councillor Stephanie Nunn attend.


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“In all we had more than 80 people turn up to our annual event. The turn out was really good.”

Entertainment included a magic show and singing by the HASWA ladies group and a raffle.

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The organisation has a range of activities on offer.

For more information on HASWA visit haswa.org.uk.

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