HFB Members

Proud to be British and Proud to be Hindu

HFB is the largest umbrella body for British Hindus in the UK with nearly 300 organisations formally affiliated to it, thus representing the largest section of the Hindu community in this country. We are also the fastest growing Hindu umbrella body and expect our membership to exceed 300 by this year.

HFB Membership

Membership to the Hindu Forum is open to all Hindu organisations in the United Kingdom. Application forms for membership can be obtained from the Chair of the Membership Committee at the address provided. All applications are subject to approval by the Trustees. (APPLICATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM WEBSITE

Members can nominate one representative to the General Council and will be able to attend Annual General Meetings.

An umbrella organisation such as the Hindu Forum of Britain can deliver key aspirations of the Hindu Community and help build cohesive communities that co-exist harmoniously.

The key principle for representative bodies is broad based participation by community organisations and widespread consultation on key issues.

In this regard, the Hindu Forum has wide support from the regional Hindu councils in the North, West Midlands, East Midlands, Brent, Harrow and large temples and community organisations in most regions of Britain. The Hindu Forum has also established a fully consultative system that has become the driving force for affecting change and delivering projects.

Every Hindu Organisation in the United Kingdom is urged to join this wonderful challenge in an attempt to deliver to the Hindu community, what it rightfully deserves. Let us collectively work for the progress of British Hindus.

Membership forms can be downloaded by clicking here. If you wish to get one by post, please contact us and leave your name, organisation and address:

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Mail: Unit3, 861, Coronation Road, Park Royal, London NW10 6PT.

An alphabetical list of current members is given below:

  • Aden Mitra Mandal (London)
  • Aden Vanik Association (London)
  • All India Brahmin Association (UK)
  • A.I.S.A Dancing School
  • Anand Overseas Brotherhood UK)
  • Angel Dancers Cultural Gorup
  • Arya Samaj (Vedic Mission) (West Midlands)
  • Arya Sangathan- Hindu Vedic Culture Group
  • Arya Vedic Society Leicester
  • Asian Foundation for Help (London)
  • Athia Samaj (London)
  • Audichya Gadhia & Kharedi Brahma Samaj Society (London)
  • Aurobindo Circle (Manchester)
  • Baaj Khedaval Samaj
  • Baj Khedawal (Brahmin) Association UK (London)
  • Bajadia Leva Patel Sarvodi (UK)
  • Bardai Brahmin Samaj  (Leicester)
  • Bardai Brahmin Samaj (Birmingham)
  • Bardai Brahmin Samaj (London) -
  • Barnet Asian Old People Association
  • Bavis Gam Patidar Samaj (UK) (London)
  • Bengali Cultural Association
  • Bhagvati vani Trust (London)
  • Bharatiya Mandal Aston U-Lynn 
  • Bhatia Association (UK)
  • Bhatia Mahajan (Leicester)
  • Bhandhani Samag (Wembley)
  • Birmingham Pragati Mandal
  • Blackburn Hindu Centre ( BlackBurn)
  • Bolton Hindu Forum
  • Brahm Samah (Leicester)
  • Brahm Samaj  (South London)
  • Brahm Samaj (Birmingham)
  • Brahm Samaj (Luton)
  • Brahm Samaj (Wilmslow)
  • Brahm Samaj Manchester
  • Brahm Samaj Nottingham
  • Brahmbandhu Association
  • Brahmbhatt Samaj
  • Brahmin Association Of Luton
  • Brahmin Samaj of United Kingdom
  • Brahmin Society North London
  • Brent Retired Brahmins Association (
  • Carribean Hindu Society (London)
  • Charoter Leuva Patidar Samaj (Manchester)
  • Charoter Patel Samaj
  • Chha Gaam Patidar Samaj
  • City Hindus Network
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Brahma Samaj
  • Darji Mandal (Bolton)
  • Datta Yoga Centre, (London)
  • Dharma Foundation
  • Dosti Club (Milton Keynes)
  • East Anglian Indian Association (Ipswich)
  • East London & Essex Brahma Samaj
  • Edinburgh Hindu Mandir
  • Federation of Brahmin Associations of Europe
  • Federation of Hindu Priests UK
  • Garba Group (Leeds)
  • Gaud Brahma Samaj
  • Gayatri Pariwar & Unity of Hinduism (Bolton)
  • Geeta Bhawan (Birmingham)
  • Geeta Bhawan Leicester
  • Gaudiya Mission
  • Gujarat Arya Kshatriya Mahasabha UK (Leicester)
  • Gujarat Hindu Association (Leicester)
  • Gujarat Hindu Society Preston
  • Gujarati Arya Association (Aston)
  • Gujarati Arya Association (Leicester)
  • Gujarati Arya Association (London)
  • Gujarati Mahila Mandal. (Leeds)
  • Gurjar Hindu Union Ram Temple (Crawley)
  • Hare Krishna Centre for Vedic Studies (leicester)
  • Harrow Gayatri Satsang Mandal (London)
  • Hindu Aid (UK) (London)
  • Hindu Centre East London
  • Hindu Centre for Communications
  • Hindu Chaplains Leicester
  • Hindu Charitable Trust &  Hindu Mandir  (Leeds)
  • Hindu Community Centre & Lakshminarayan Temple (Birmingham)
  • Hindu Council of Birmingham
  • Hindu Council of Brent (London)
  • Hindu Council of Harrow (London)
  • Hindu Council of the North
  • Hindu Council of Waltham Forest
  • Hindu Cultural and Welfare Society of Derby
  • Hindu Cultural Organisation (Liverpool)
  • Hindu Forum (Walsall)
  • Hindu Society of Kirlees & Calderdale
  • Hindu Temple and Community Centre (Leicester)
  • Hindu Temple Cultural & Community Centre (Nottingham)
  • Hindu Unity Council (London)
  • Hindu Voluntary Services (Barnet)
  • Hindu Womens Association
  • Hindu Womens Network
  • Hindu Youth UK
  • Holy Mission of Guru Nanak (Sindhi Mandir)
  • I-Foundation
  • India Culture Social Centre Oldham
  • Indian Association Manchester
  • Indian Association Oldham
  • Indian Association Rochdale
  • Indian Community Care Ass of Newham
  • Indian Cultural Society
  • Indian Education Society (Leicester)
  • Indo European Kashmir Forum (LONDON)
  • Indo European Kashmir Forum (UK)
  • International Pushtimargiya Vaishnava Association (London)
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness (UK)
  • ISKCON Belfast
  • ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple (Watford)
  • ISKCON Birmingham
  • ISKCON Coventry
  • ISKCON Educational Services, Oxford
  • ISKCON Govinda's - Cardiff
  • ISKCON Inis Rath (Ireland)
  • ISKCON Leicester
  • ISKCON Manchester
  • ISKCON Newcastle
  • ISKCON Radha Krishna Cultural Centre, South Norwood, London
  • ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple, London
  • ISKCON Scotland
  • ISKCON Swansea
  • Jain Samaj (Bolton)
  • Jain Sangh, Birmingham
  • Jalaram Bhajan Mandal (Aston)
  • Jalaram Mandal (Leicester)
  • Jan Kshatriya Seva Mandal (London)
  • Jansari Gnati Mandal (Blackburn)
  • Kodki Ganga Leva Patel Community (London)
  • Kala Niketan (London)
  • Kannada Balaga (Durham)
  • Kannada Balaga UK
  • Kera Kundal Kutch Leva Mandal
  • Kera-Kundanpur Community (UK)
  • Kingsbury Asians Elders Group (London)
  • Krishna Temple,  (Bolton)
  • Kshtriya Samaj (Bolton)
  • Kuchchh Leva Patel community - East London
  • Kutch Bharasar Seva Mandal
  • Kutch Leva Patel Community Centre,  (Bolton)
  • Kutch Leva Patel Community UK (London)
  • Kutch Madhapar Karyalya (UK) (London)
  • Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple (Bolton)
  • Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple London
  • Leeds Pragati Mandal
  • Leeds Sai Centre
  • Leicester Hindu Festival Council
  • Leuva Patidar Samaj (Bolton)
  • Leuva Patidar Samaj (Bradford)
  • Leva Patidar Samaj (Aston)
  • Leicester Bhatia Mahajan
  • Limbachia Gnati Mandal (London)
  • Lohana Association (Birmingham)
  • Lohana Association (Stockport)
  • Lohana Community (Birmingham)
  • Lohana Community (South London)
  • Lohana Community (UK) HQ
  • Lohana Community Manchester
  • Lohana Community North  London
  • Lohana Community West  London
  • Lohana Community, Coventry
  • Lohana Community, Luton
  • Lohana MahajanAston-U-L
  • Lohana Mahajan (Leicester) Shree Ram Mandir
  • Lohana Mahajan (UK) Trust
  • Lohana Mahajan Mandal (Bolton)
  • London Sathsangam ( London)
  • London Sevashram Sangha (London)
  • Maha Lakshmi Vidya Bhavan
  • Mandhata Hitvardhar Mandal & Krishna Temple  (Bolton)
  • Mandhata Mandal of West Yorkshire
  • Mandhata Youth and Community Asso. East London
  • Mangala Pati Vel Murugan Temple
  • Mankuva Sewa Mandal (Forest Gate)
  • Medway Hindu Centre
  • Metropolitan Police Hindu Association
  • Milan Women's Group
  • Milton Keynes Hindu Association
  • Mirzapur Association UK (London)
  • Murugan Temple (Huddersfield)
  • National Congress of Gujarati Organisations
  • National Hindu Students Forum (UK)
  • Navnat Vanik Association of Uk
  • Navratri Garba (London)
  • North East Hindu Cultural Trust
  • Northampton Hindu Samaj
  • Nrtya Jyoti, Community Art Organisation (Oldham)
  • OM Youth
  • Pandava Sena (Birminghan)
  • Pandava Sena (Crawley)
  • Pandava Sena (East London)
  • Pandava Sena (UK)
  • Parajiya Pattni Association (London)
  • Patel Samaj of Northampton
  • Patel Samaj UK
  • Pragati Mandal.(Leeds)
  • Prajapati Association (UK)
  • Prajapati Association Birmingham
  • Prajapati Association Bolton
  • Prajapati Association Bradford
  • Prajapati Association Coventry
  • Prajapati Association Leicester
  • Prajapati Association London
  • Prajapati Association Lougborough
  • Prajapati Association Luton
  • Prajapati Association Preston
  • Prajapati Association Rugby
  • Prajapati Association Tameside
  • Prajapati Association Walsall
  • Prajapati Association Wellingborough
  • Prajapati Samaj (Bradford)
  • Punjabi Maha Sabha, (Leeds)
  • Punjabi Society of British Isles (London)
  • Raghuvanshi Mahajan (Greenford)
  • Rajput Sangathan Samaj (Leicester)
  • Rajput Seva Samaj, (London)
  • Ram Dhoon Bhajan Mandal (Bolton)
  • Ram Krishna Bhajan Mandal (Leeds)
  • Ram Krishna Ram Bhajan Mandal
  • Ram Mandir (Leicester)
  • Rama Samaj (Leicester)
  • Ramdev Pir (Leeds)
  • Ramkrishna Vivekananda Centre (Bolton)
  • Rampar Community (UK) (London)
  • RK Seva Samaj, Leicester
  • Rohit Kshatriya Samaj (Bolton)
  • S.K.L.P (Vadasar) UK
  • S.S.S.S. Mandal (Bolton)
  • Sai School of Harrow
  • Samatra Kutch Leuva Patel Community
  • Sanatan Mandir (Leicester)
  • Sanatan Seva Samaj
  • Sangat Advice Centre (London)
  • Sanskruti Foundation (London)
  • Saraswat Samaj (UK)
  • Sarvdesic Satya Samaj (London)
  • Sarvoday Samaj UK
  • Sarvodaya Navyug Samaj (Bolton)
  • Sarvodaya Samaj (Leicester)
  • Satsang Mandal (Birmingham)
  • Satsang Parivar (Leicester)
  • Sattavis Gam Patidar Samaj of   Europe (London)
  • Satya Sai Centre (Aston)
  • Satya Sai Centre (Bolton)
  • SEWA Internationsl North West Area
  • Shakti Mandir (Leicester)
  • Shree Kera Kundanpur Comminity London UK 
  • Shree Kutch Kadva Patidar UK 
  • Shree Swaminarayan Satasang
  • Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan (London)
  • Shrimali Soni Mandal
  • Sivayogam Hindu Temple
  • SKLP (Vadasar) UK (London)
  • Sorathia Prajapati Community (Leicseter)
  • Sorathia Prajapati Community (UK )
  • Sorathia Prajpati Community (Bolton)
  • Sostarjuth Limbachia Samaj (UK)
  • Sostra Juth Nayee Samaj (Crawley)
  • South Indian Association
  • South Indian Society
  • Sparkhill Hindu Youth Association (West Midlands)
  • Sukhpar-Roha Mitra Mandal (UK)
  • Sukhpur Seva Mandal
  • Swaminarayan Sidhant Sajivan Mandal (Bolton)
  • Tamil Association North West (Bolton)
  • Tamil Heritage Foundation
  • Tamil Women’s Organisation
  • UK Luhar Gnati Mandal (London)
  • UK Valam Brahmin Association
  • UK RK Seve Samaj
  • Upton Centre
  • Vanza Community of South London
  • Vanza Society of London
  • Veda Mandir (Bolton)
  • Visa Sorthia Vanik Association (London)
  • Vishwakarma Association of UK (London)
  • Wanza Samaj (UK)
  • Warrington Rama Krishna Temple
  • World Hindu Mahasangam
  • Yorkshire Jain Foundation (Leeds)
  • Yuva Sanskar Kendra (Tooting)

HFB meets New Labour Leader

 

The HFB wrote to Sir Keir Starmer, the new leader of the Labour Party, on 8th April in which we shared some serious concerns the Indian/Hindu community had with the Labour Party.  The Labour leader wrote back on 27th April and whilst this is welcome, the issues raised by the HFB had not been addressed properly.  On 30th April 2020 a teleconference took place between the representatives of the HFB led by Ms Trupti Patel and Sir Keir Starmer and his team.  The HFB considers this as the first step in what we hope will be a continued positive dialogue for the Labour Party to learn, and to understand, the issues arising from within the community.

Those in attendance at this teleconference were:

Hindu Forum Britain (HFB): Mrs Trupti Patel (President), Mrs  Harsha Shukla MBE (VP North) and Dr Ramesh Pattni OBE (VP South).

Labour Party:    Sir Keir Starmer MP, RT Hon Angela Raynor MP, Rt Hon Janet Daby MP, Baroness D Lawrence and Navendu Mishra MP.

The discussion was cordial and Sir Keir Starmer confirmed that he was aware of the concerns, that as the new leader he wanted to reset relations with the Indian community.  He went on to say, he wanted proper engagement and that the Labour Party needed to hear and to be held accountable.  He further added that if the changes are not seen then he wanted the HFB to tell him so without any reservation. He accepted that an apology was due to the community.  His team echoed his thinking to move forward and build good relations with the Hindu community. 

The President of the HFB, Ms Trupti Patel thanked Sir Keir Starmer for taking the step in this important dialogue.  She pointed out that the reservations and concerns raised in her letter to him are serious and require the Labour Party to address those urgently.  She reminded him of the exclusion of Hindus in CV 19 steering group and most importantly Hate filled incident unfolding on the 15th of August 2019 on India’s Independence Day when some  4000 strong group of anti-Indian protestors threw missiles at the gathering of 200 people  celebrating Independence day and created a very tense situation.  She also pointed that it was alarming that some Labour politicians took an active part and voiced their views on Kashmir that were a detriment to community cohesion in the UK.

Sir Keir Starmer suggested that after the call it was essential to make sure that we don't let things fall by and to set up systems for communications that allow for continuous and direct communication with the senior leadership of the Labour Party.  

Dr Pattni pointed out that unless there are channels and systems of dialogue between the Labour leadership and the Hindu community, there will remain such tensions due to biased thinking in the Party.  Mrs Shukla pointed out that there  should be trust and respect which should reflect in transparent communication and be inclusive of all faiths in any policy forming process. There needs to be a practical  action plan as a way forward in dialogue which was echoed by Trupti Patel as doing the walk beyond just the talk.

The meeting concluded on the note that the HFB will be writing to Sir Keir Starmer with their observations on his letter as well as the teleconference call.  In so doing to give a series of actions points that the party can work on immediately. 

The Hindu Forum Britain have now written to Sir Keir Starmer with their observations as detailed in the letter below. 

Mrs Trupti Patel 

President 

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The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB) is the largest umbrella body for British Hindus with more then 320 member organisations from around the country. HFB is the first port of call from the central government and the most reported Hindu organisation in the British media.

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