Ishkama

Ishkama Global Change (IGC) in The Indian Mela, Ipswich

Ishkama Global Change (IGC) had a grand start off in the Ipswich Indian mela, raising funds for charities involving community interest. The CEO of the company, Abhnash K Bains joined in with the Vice CEO, Minakshi Koch for the event and explained about holistic therapies to the crowd. There was a lucky draw for the attendees who were given pamper hampers at the end of the event. The Ishkama Global Change (IGC) is aiming to hold global meetings and consultations with local MP’s, Ministers and influential stakeholders across the UK leading further to institutions such as the UN, EU, AU, GCC, Commonwealth, as well as Governments, Corporates, Business Leaders, Ministers, Foundations, Universities and Civil Society. We strongly believe that we should all focus and emphasise on SDG 5 of Gender Equality. Being a Lion and having a strong network of Lions worldwide gives PDG Abhnash K Bains a very good platform to implement this project and create an equal, progressive & inclusive environment for women worldwide. This also allows PDG Abhnash to work towards other needs of the community involving the work of Lions worldwide and increase networking for the betterment of the community.

Mayor of Ipswich Councillor John Cook , Abhnash K Bains CEO of Ishkama Global Change (IGC), Minakshi Koch Vice CEO (IGC), Shilpa Surana Chair of Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association (ISIA), Sakshi Kasurde Volunteer for IHS and ISIA.

The Ipswich Hindu Samaj (IHS) supporters and volunteers in the Indian mela with The Mayor of Ipswich Councillor John Cook 

The Indian mela in Ipswich was made possible by Shilpa Surana, Chair of the ISIA with her hardworking and very efficient team along with a very dedicated team of volunteers who supported in running the workshops. The fair was a huge success as people enjoyed it till the very end. It brought several communities to participate and learn about the Indian culture. The Ipswich Indian mela is a family fun event that has become a popular addition to the town’s summer calendar. It saw record-breaking numbers mixing together and learning about the Indian culture. The Mela is put on by the Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association (ISIA) in association with Ipswich Borough Council. The event saw Ipswich bursting with colour, dance and spices as thousands came together to celebrate Indian culture in Christchurch Park. The celebration of Indian culture offers visitors a rich mix of live entertainment, bollywood dance programs, zoomba dance class, cooking demonstrations, a vibrant market and a mouth-watering Indian food village along with sari and turban tying demonstrations.

Alongside the different workshops there were henna stations organized by the IHS (Ipswich Hindu Samaj) and IGC( Ishkama Global Change) . The IHS team (Swathi, Jyothi, Vishali, Gayathri, Geeta, Poornima, Sravani, Latha, Sonal, Sowmya, Prajwala, Rashmi and Swetha) raised over £600 for the IHS temple and community centre. They made 150+ henna tattoos for all ages – kids, young girls/boys, adults both men and Women.

They exhibited not just skill but selfless dedication. The team of ladies comprised mostly from the Telegu community who have organized several other events in the past successfully.

The Ipswich Hindu Samaj was started with the idea of advancing education, relieving poverty, distress and sickness and to advance the Hindu religious, cultural and social activities in the Ipswich area. Over the years, they have been trying to raise funds and attract more volunteers to support the only temple in Suffolk which is also a community centre for meeting and holding religious and cultural events as well as raising awareness in the wider community.
The Ipswich Hindu Samaj was started with the idea of advancing education, relieving poverty, distress and sickness and to advance the Hindu religious, cultural and social activities in the Ipswich area. Over the years, they have been trying to raise funds and attract more volunteers to support the only temple in Suffolk which is also a community centre for meeting and holding religious and cultural events as well as raising awareness in the wider community.