About Us

Vision and Values

VISION

After observing the need of a roof under which all the hindu gujaratis can come together across the south africa. by keeping this in mind, in 1993 by representatives from all the established Gujarati Organisations in the Greater Durban area to build a much needed temple and community centre at 5 Sydenham Road, Durban, to serve the religious and cultural needs of the community. The whole community was actively involved in fundraising and cultural activities for 8 years and this culminated in the grand and memorable official opening of the Ekta Mandir and the Community Centre in April 2001.

To be recognised as the leading gujarati community organization that represents all gujarati’s of kwa zulu natal

MISSION

After observing the need of a roof under which all the hindu gujaratis can come together across the south africa. by keeping this in mind, in 1993 by representatives from all the established Gujarati Organisations in the Greater Durban area to build a much needed temple and community centre at 5 Sydenham Road, Durban, to serve the religious and cultural needs of the community. The whole community was actively involved in fundraising and cultural activities for 8 years and this culminated in the grand and memorable official opening of the Ekta Mandir and the Community Centre in April 2001.

To fulfill the needs of the gujarati community in all matters relating to culture, religion, education and other areas of need

VALUES

After observing the need of a roof under which all the hindu gujaratis can come together across the south africa. by keeping this in mind, in 1993 by representatives from all the established Gujarati Organisations in the Greater Durban area to build a much needed temple and community centre at 5 Sydenham Road, Durban, to serve the religious and cultural needs of the community. The whole community was actively involved in fundraising and cultural activities for 8 years and this culminated in the grand and memorable official opening of the Ekta Mandir and the Community Centre in April 2001.

  • We operate with the highest level of honesty and integrity.
  • We will be transparent in all aspects of our organization
  • We will respect all people equally and not discriminate in any way.
  • Every religious, cultural, social and other occasion will be organised with the highest standard within affordable limits.
  • Sharing and co-existing with other similar organizations that serve humanity.
GUAJARTI HINDU SANSKRUTI KENDRA

The History

The Kendra’s primary objective is the promotion of the Hindu religion and culture and enriching the lives of all in the community through its social, cultural and educational activities. With this objective in mind, the Kendra has organised, with great success, over 500 events since its formation. The activities extend over religious events and festivals, Aartis and Bhajans, youth events, Cultural shows and Bridal fairs, Community Service Projects and Social Responsibility programs over the years. Whilst continuing with its numerous regular activities, the Kendra embarked on a special program organising activities for the wonderful senior members of the community. These included indoor picnics, film shows, indoor get-togethers for Bhajans, Chopaat or Card games at the Kendra and, more recently, a most successful trip, along the Garden Route to Cape Town. This group now numbers 200 and is growing.

Only after considerable soul-searching, discussion and study, the Kendra made the bold decision that the need exists for the provision of a home for our beloved senior citizens. This is not because they are not loved or cherished. The retirement home must be seen as the collective wish of the community to meaningfully enhance and enrich their lives in it’s resolution to embark on this most exciting and ambitious project. There is the added determination to provide them with love, companionship, respect, comfort, religious, cultural and recreational activities, all meals, basic medical care, entertainment and freedom from chores like laundry and cleaning.

Kendra had a retirement home with a capacity of 96 rooms with world class amenities for our senior citizens to have peaceful, enjoyable and superb life. Kendra is also launching the phase 2 of Kendra Gardens in 2021.

We pray that with the blessings of Parmatma and the continued help and support of the entire community, this dream will also come to fruition.

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Our Management Committee

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