City Hindus Network hosts Summer Soirée….reports Ragasudha Vinjamuri
The City Hindus Network (CHN) hosted its latest event at The Happenstance in the heart of the City of London. The sell-out networking event, presented in an innovative new format, attracted over 80 people from an array of professional backgrounds.
The evening opened with a welcome by the Chairman of CHN, Prinal Nathwani, who introduced the organisation and the focus on its core pillars. This was followed by a networking game and an ice-breaker for engaging the attendees, masterfully facilitated by CHN member, Tejas Kotecha.
Event host Neel Patani has quizzed Nishma Gosrani, Director at Deloitte Consulting. She has candidly responded to all the questions posed and captivated the audience’s attention as she described her experiences, challenges and views to being a successful woman Hindu professional in the City of London. She particularly emphasised the significance of networking, at work and through organisations such as CHN, as a key ingredient for professional success.
Nishma’s address was followed by inspiring words from Pratik Dattani, Director-FICCI-UK and the ex-President of CHN. In his signature witty and concise manner, Pratik has stressed the importance of Hindu values and the significance of maintaining these in environments such as the City.
The Summer Soirée also aimed to support the charity Joshua Playing Project by running a raffle. The charity’s core activity is to nurture and provide education to less-advantaged children in Pushkar, India.
Raffle prizes were generously donated by local businesses and multi-national corporates, and included; a cycling jersey signed by Chris Froome and the Tour de France cycling team, donated by SKY; a wash-and-blow dry voucher from BLOW Ltd; a House of Parliament tour by Ameet Jogia, Conservative