The expatriate Nepalese community in Britain has been raising funds for a new Nepali temple-cum-community centre in south east London, Nepal News has reported.
The aim is to inaugurate the new temple on October 8th this year, to coincide with the festival of Ghatasthapana, the news provider revealed.
Hom Sharma, chair of the temple management committee, spoke at the Asian Community Centre in London last week to announce that the committee has raised over £100,000 so far but more is needed to guarantee the temple has enough space to organise social activities.
As the expatriate Nepalese community in Britain is increasing, local entrepreneur Pashupati Bhandari told the meeting that the need for a Nepali temple and community centre was becoming obvious, Nepal News reported.
Members of the expatriate Nepali community have been urged to donate to support the initiative so the management committee can find a suitable venue for the temple in south east London.
The fundraising comes as veterans of the Nepalese Gurkhas joined in the election campaign to support a local Liberal Democrat candidate in Maidstone, Kent.
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