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UHS has finalised a program of religious, cultural and spiritual activities following discussions with religious leaders, the community and service providers to fulfill its mission, aims and objectives.

A Task Team as part of its mandate embarked on a process to develop a Policy Framework to embrace all Hindu linguistic groups in order to encourage involvement and participation in all religious, cultural, spiritual, social and charitable activities. It was envisaged that this Policy Framework would define, determine and guide the activities of the UHS.

Engagement with the community was interactive, participative and reciprocal. As part of this consultative process the Task Team invited both experienced spiritual leaders and members of the community from different organisations and/or linguistic groups to engage in collaborative discussions with the team.

Based on the responses and analysis of the processes and submissions, the UHS adopted an integrated and holistic approach to make the following recommendations:

  • The UHS establishes a Place of Worship and a Spiritual Resource Centre to be utilised by all members of the community in accordance with the mission, aims and objectives of the Society.
  • The UHS will implement structured educational programmes taught by persons who share the vision, aims and objectives of the Society.
  • The Society's facilities and resources should be reserved for use by the Society to achieve its aims and objectives.
  • The Society's facilities, if available may be utilised by community, humanitarian, social or other religious organisations provided that such other organisations’ constitution, aims, objectives and activities enhances the aims and objectives of the UHS.
  • The Society will create an annual programme and calendar of events.
  • The programme should include bhajans, discourses, language, dance and music classes, meditation, yoga and religious education.
  • The calendar of events will include Hindu Festivals and Celebrations that observes/celebrates every auspicious day with satsangh and discourses.  
  • The Satsangh on Monday evening at 6:30 pm will continue.
  • A Sunday Morning Programme (bhajans, discourses and meditation) from 8.30 to 10am on the first Sunday of every month will commence on 3 May 2009

The UHS is a non-profitable, religious, cultural and charitable organisation. In order for us for us to achieve our objectives, a lot of work needs to be done. As this is a community driven organisation, we need you, our community to volunteer some of your time or expertise in assisting us to achieve our objectives.

Phase 2 of the development is on track and will commence as soon as the plans have been approved. The UHS appeals to the community to become involved in this temple building project, to support our initiatives and to donate generously in cash or kind i.e. materials, equipment, services or skills. Any type of assistance will be appreciated.

  1. Family Fun Day at Hazelmere Dam on Sunday, 17 May from 10 am to 5pm. Normal entrance fees apply. Please bring your own food and drinks.
  2. Religious & Cultural Event at the Temple Site on Monday, 1 June at 6:30pm. Hindu Renaissance – Discourse/Lecture and Bhajans by Pundit Munelal from Trinidad, West Indies.
  3. Seva Project with Child Welfare of South Africa for AIDS orphans and abandoned children in May 2009.

Gita Classes by Vedanta Centre of South Africa and Meditation Courses by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University will be confirmed soon.

We look forward to your continued co-operation and support.  

Please forward comments and suggestions that will help us improve.

For more information you may call 031- 572 7357/562 0852