A Centre for the Community
The Community Centre was officially opened by the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby,
and Deputy Mayor Councillor Manjula Sood, aided by members of the Jalaram
Satsang Mandal and represented by Shardaben Joshi and Motiben Mashru who
celebrated her 100th Birthday that year. Major Donor plaques were unveiled by
Mrs Kalaben Raichura, the Thakkar Family and the Popat Family.
Jalaram Community Centre is on the site of the previous Jamaat Khana which
was purchased in 2003 on Westcoates Drive opposite Jalaram Mandir.
Bapa’s new community centre is designed in such an iconic way that the
total complex, along with the existing temple will become known as “Bapa’s
gateway to Leicester”. The new building has been designed in exactly the
same style as the existing temple to give it a sense of being one complex.