Our Past Events
We are a social, non-political, community-driven organisation that brings together Indian Communities in and around Sutton Borough to celebrate our cultural identity and enable integration with local communities.
Saarvajanik Ganeshotsav 2023
Sutton Mitra Mandal hosted the first-ever Saarvajanik Ganesh Festival in an open park in the UK. This historic event brought together approximately 5,000 people and showcased the power of community spirit.
What sets this festival apart is that it is entirely volunteer-driven. Our dedicated team of around 250 volunteers, organized into 15 teams, handled everything, from erecting a massive 3500 Sq ft marquee to cooking for 3500 guests, 24 x 7 security coverage, managing parking for 2000 cars, and providing 2000 liters of drinking water. We proved that when a community comes together, incredible things can happen.
By choosing an open park as the venue, we broke away from tradition and added an exciting dimension to the celebration. We faced weather challenges, but the determination of our team, 6 months of rigorous planning, and the support of our community made it an unforgettable
The event’s success wasn’t just about numbers; it was about cultural exchange and community engagement. It showcased the rich traditions of the Ganesh Festival to a broader audience, fostering a sense of belonging and pride among attendees.
I’m immensely proud to be part of an organization that values culture, community, and the power of volunteers. Initiatives like these remind us that when we unite, we can achieve incredible things.
This event was delivered with the help of 250-plus volunteers.
Sutton Mitra Mandal celebrated Saarvajanik Ganeshotsav in September 2022 attended by 1700 + plus devotees. Sutton Mitra Mandal – Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav 2022 – YouTube
Sutton Mitra Mandal celebrated Diwali in November 2022 attended by 400 + plus community members. Sutton Mitra Mandal – Diwali 2022 – YouTube
Sutton Mitra Mandal celebrated Saarvajanik Ganeshotsav attended by 1000 + plus devotees and Diwali attended by 350 attendees