United Kingdom

About Chapter

Located in central England, Coventry is a city steeped in history and cultural significance. It is known for its rich heritage, vibrant arts scene, and diverse community. Home to iconic landmarks like Coventry Cathedral and the ruins of St. Michael's Cathedral, the city showcases a blend of medieval and modern architecture.

Coventry's cultural fabric is enriched by its thriving music, theater, and arts venues, attracting visitors and artists from around the world. The city embraces multiculturalism and celebrates its diverse population, including a vibrant Indian and Gujarati community.

Whether they have been residents for generations or have recently settled in Coventry for work or study, Gujaratis families have become an integral part of the city's fabric.

Various organizations and societies, such as the Coventry Gujarat Association, actively promote Gujarati culture and provide support to the community. Language classes, cultural events, and social gatherings are organized to strengthen community bonds and celebrate Gujarati traditions.

The Shree Krishna Mandir serves as a prominent place of worship, not only providing a space for religious practices but also facilitates cultural exchanges and community events.

Chapter Ambassador

Alka Gandhi

Alka Gandhi was born and raised in Mumbai. She moved to the UK in 1965 after getting married. Throughout her career, she achieved diplomas in psychology, interpretation, computer graphics, and recruitment. She worked in the accounts department at GEC, as a green grocer and florist for 8 years. She then became a subpostmistress for 7 years. Following that, she worked as a recruitment consultant for 16 years, specifically for the DWP. In addition to her professional roles, she served as a magistrate for 16 years and was an active member of the Shree Krishna Mandir in Coventry. Currently, she is enjoying her retirement while also being a DJ at the local hospital radio.