Northampton Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation

The Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation (IHWO) in Northampton have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2021; the highest award given to voluntary sector organisations in the UK.

The organisation’s volunteers are ecstatic and honoured to be recognised for over 25 years of their hard work.

IHWO are well-known for lighting up Northampton town with their annual Diwali celebrations and their pinnacle project - a multi-million pound initiative to build a Hindu Temple and Community Centre in Northampton.

The award recognises over 25 years of hard work ‘to enrich the lives of Hindus and wider communities by meeting their social, cultural, educational and wellbeing needs’.

The award will be given by the Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and two volunteers will also attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2022.