Ravinder Dharni, Bradford shares his thoughts on the Breaking Boundaries delivery in 2020

Breaking Boundaries is a three-year programme (2018 –2021) funded by Spirit of 2012, supported by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and The Institute of Community Cohesion (Icoco).

We hear from Ravinder Dharni, on Breaking Boundaries delivery in 2020 at the Hindu Cultural Society Bradford.

  1. What services does your organisation provide to your key city?

Place of worship for Hindu Community. It is also a hub for community cohesion.

  1. How has your service delivery changed this year, what new challenges have you faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?

Delivery was via zoom due to covid-19 restrictions.  It has been great for our community to be involved with the dance classes.

  1. How did you and your organisation become involved with the Breaking Boundaries programme and why?

Via Sporting Equals program last year. We felt this was a great opportunity for our Hindu community and the neighbouring community too from different faiths.

  1. What has been your most memorable moment within the Breaking Boundaries project this year and why?

Having a great group of people online during zoom sessions.  Seeing different people of all ages and from different faiths.

  1. How has your organisation worked with the Breaking Boundaries team this year to ensure social connectedness and cohesion have been delivered?

To deliver online dance classes every Sunday, Lauren has been great throughout the project delivery. Also, the social media team, we have worked well as a team.

  1. What were your key successes as a Breaking Boundaries Community organisation this year?

Key success has to be interacting with people from different faiths and ages. Bringing the community together. 

  1. If you could summarize your experience this year on the Breaking Boundaries project in three words, what would they be?

Community, multi-faith, cohesion!!