In a move to strengthen the Hindu community in Bradford, the Bradford Hindu Council (BHC), which is the representative body for over 20+ Hindu organisations within and around the Bradford Metropolitan District, aims to ensure that the voice of Hindus is the district is heard.

BHC intends to bring together the collective strengths of the Hindu community for benefit of the wider society. The BHC wants to ensure that Hindus are consulted on matters which directly and indirectly impact their lives.

In addition, the Hindu organisation aims to promote and lead initiatives that positively contributes to the local community. The organisation’s workers in the police, paramedics, hospital A&E,  and care have been appreciated for making over 2000 delicious meals.

BHC has raised over £5000.00 from money (Inc. gift aid) & food donations for local food banks along with collecting food items for those in desperate need. In July 2020, over three weeks Sewa Day volunteers replenished 6 food banks across Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield with over 3 tons of healthy food Items.

Not only that but BHC promoted health and wellbeing by organising the International Day of Yoga attracting over 250 people in 2018. This year (2020) we had a zoom event attended by 194 people from various communities.

The BHC is engaging with over 150 people (many under the age of 40) on International Day of volunteering benefiting schools, parks and places of worship through 10 projects across the Bradford district.

The Hindu council also Members delivered personal protective equipment to stuff to our neighbours places of worship like church, mosques, gurdwara, mandirs, jehovah’s witness community and synagogue.

Moreover, Hindu customs, traditions and festivals have enhanced Bradford’s reputation as a truly multicultural centre on the world stage.