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Hindu Council UK – Hindu Report UK survey/consultation

The first ever Hindu Report UK survey is now asking people various questions regarding Hindu’s in the UK, below are some of the questions. This initiative is one of the largest engagement and outreach projects ever to be conducted for the Hindu Community in the UK.

THE HINDU REPORT UK:

• Are you concerned about the lack of support and opportunities that Political Parties and Statutory Authorities provide for British Hindus?
• Do you want more empowerment and initiatives for British Hindu Women, Elderly & Young People?
• Do you feel there should be provisions made for Hindu Funeral rites to be performed in crematoriums?
• Should Yoga & Ayurveda be made available to everyone within the health service & other institutions?
• Is there a need for more Hindu Faith Schools in UK?
• Should World Governments & International Agencies be doing more to support Hindus across the World who are being persecuted & discriminated?
• Are you concerned about being labelled & grouped as an ‘Asian’ and would prefer to be known as a Hindu instead?
• Do you feel Hindu Temples in the UK need greater capacity building support & funding?
• Are you a Hindu Business person who feels that there is lack of support and enterprise from Government for your business?

 

Please take part and have your say:

https://docs.google.com/a/hinducounciluk.org/forms/d/1CpX1wa6Nl8o0CTQNMTZkPxjT5KA84Y_EihTndmV-DW0/viewform

The Hindu Report UK (2015) is a first ever endeavour to present the views and thoughts of the Hindu Community on Hinduism in current times. It will be the first strategic document of its kind which will draw attention to the aspirations, needs and successes of the British Hindu community across a wide range of areas. The Report will offer government bodies, national institutions and other organisations with a vested interest in promoting integration across all levels of society an insight into the British Hindu community. In addition, the report will assist non-Hindu organisations in working with the current British Hindu population on collaborative projects and allowing them to utilise this information and use it to better understand and work with the Hindu community.

Once the report has been compiled it will be published and shared with All Political Parties, MPs, Lords, Baronesses, Government Departments, Statutory Authorities, Policy Makers, Hindu Temples & Organisations and other Interfaith Bodies. Within the next few months, the report will also form the basis of a ‘Hindu Debate’ event at the UK Houses of Parliament where members of the Hindu Community, MPs and Policy-Makers will be able to look at the findings of the report and make stakeholders aware of the British Hindu contribution to the UK.

The United Kingdom has always embraced people with varying cultures, ethnicities and religions and it will continue in doing so. The final report will be based on a balanced combination of both qualitative and quantitative data and it will be a poignant narration of the religious, socio-cultural, educational, political, legal, health and well-being of the British Hindu community.

The British Hindu Community form approximately 1.5% of the total population living in the UK and they contribute immensely in various sectors of local and national forums. Today, there is a huge clamour worldwide to improve the quality of life among people and instil their lives with health and prosperity. Hinduism or Sanatan Dharma is the oldest known religion of this world and is one of the largest too. The people of this religious school have been very humble about their needs and their problems and have not much indulged in voicing their opinions loud. Thus, it is time they get a platform to raise their qualms and present their visions which not only is crucial to their personal well-being but also will eventually aid in the progress of the nation as a whole.

The questionnaire/survey will not only help us to understand the needs and impacts of the Hindu community, but it will also hopefully feed into national data which will be available to various stakeholders to help them in their policy decision-making. The report will further answer questions by focusing on what the various Stakeholders are doing to address the Hindu faith and how does this differ by geography or with other faiths and how well is the Hindu community working across secular/religious spheres and with other civil society organisations.

It is an earnest request to everyone who wishes to contribute in the welfare of Hindus in the United Kingdom to please fill in this questionnaire/survey and help us compile a report that is in the truest sense, a reflection of the British Hindu community. We assure everybody that your data is strictly anonymous, confidential and protected and the findings from the survey will be used responsibly for the welfare of the Hindu Community.

The Hindu Council UK have commissioned Miss Sneha Roy, (studying Masters in Socio-cultural Anthropology at Durham University) to lead on this project and conduct the research, consultation and finally compile a totally independent academic report.

The Hindu Report consists of 3 Phases:

Phase 1: (face-2-face interviews) Over the last 3 months, Sneha Roy has been conducting face to face interviews with over 500 Hindus in the North, South, East and West regions of the UK.

Phase 2 (online survey): Since the launch of the online version of the survey only 4 weeks ago, the Hindu Report UK survey has reached out to over 30,000 Hindus in the UK.

Phase 3: Will be the writing of the report from the findings and making a hard copy brochure and pdf version which will be circulated via email and social media.

This is YOUR opportunity to have your say and shape the future of our Hindu community in the UK.

On behalf of the Hindu Report team we would like to thank you in advance for your valuable time in completing this Questionnaire/Survey.

Sanjay Jagatia
Director/Secretary General
Hindu Council UK
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