History of the Forum
The Forum was set up in 2000 to establish and maintain a cohesive link between all the Hindu community organisations in Bolton. Bolton has the highest population of Hindus in the North of England. The Forum is an umbrella body which effectively engages with the view to identify, develop and promote common interests in all aspects of social, religious, health, economical and political spheres. It strives to identify and address the issues and needs to responsibly represent and serve the interest of the community at large and integrate the wider community.
Registered Charity in England
Charity Number – 1183042
Aims and Objectives
- To advance the Hindu religion for the benefit of the public, including the holding of prayer meetings, lectures, public celebration of religious festivals, producing and/or distributing literature on the Hindu religion to enlighten others.
- To advance the education of the public, including religious education on the history, culture and traditions of the Hindu religion through social and other media and educational and religious events.
- To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Bolton and the surrounding area, the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals, who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.
- The promotion and preservation of good health for the public benefit and in particular but without limitation, through the organisation of physical activity sessions and the dissemination of information to promote physical and mental health.