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2003 – The Idea of Avanti is formed

By |2020-04-24T12:03:50+01:00April 24th, 2020|Our Story|

Prior to the founding of schools by the I-Foundation, Hinduism was the only major world religion which did not have a dedicated faith school in the UK. The I-Foundation founded the first Hindu faith school in London to be funded by the government. The Krishna Avanti school opened in February 2010. The organisation has since [...]

2010 – Britain’s first state-funded Hindu School opens

By |2020-04-24T11:55:55+01:00April 24th, 2020|Our Story|

2010 saw the official opening of the first Hindu state-funded school, Krishna Avanti Primary School. With its wood-clad buildings, large expanses of light and grass-covered roofs, the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware, north London, proclaims its respect for the environment. At its heart is the temple, above which rises a white tower, carved out of [...]

2011 – Parliament Status Granted

By |2020-07-22T15:02:28+01:00April 24th, 2020|Our Story|

Till now, Hinduism was the only major world religion which did not have a government-funded faith-school to serve its community. That all changed when the Avanti Trust was born! In 2011, the British Parliament resolved that Avanti was granted the status of ‘religious authority’ for Hindu faith schools; a great achievement for the large Hindu [...]

Avanti visits 10 Downing Street

By |2020-07-22T15:02:29+01:00April 24th, 2020|Our Story|

The UK's former Prime Minister David Cameron hosted his third annual Diwali celebration at 10 Downing Street, inviting professionals, organisations and religious representatives from across the Hindu community. In addition, students from Krishna Avanti Primary School and Avanti House Secondary School in Harrow were asked to entertain guests with traditional Lord Rama-inspired music and singing. [...]

2015: Performance at Wembley Stadium

By |2020-04-24T11:34:03+01:00April 24th, 2020|Our Story|

Children from Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow were invited to perform a cultural piece for the historic ‘Namaste Wembley’ event at Wembley Stadium! The event was to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was hosted by the UK’s former Prime Minister David Cameron. The students got the opportunity to meet both Prime Ministers and [...]

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