Mousumi Das, Chicago: “Dear sisters and brothers of America,….” yes this is how the epic speech of the great Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda began, he was lauded by many in the U.S and Europe for introducing Hinduism in 1890s. Swami Vivekananda was a key figure for propagating Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western parts of the world. The speech made by this great personality at the World Parliament of Religions of 1893, present an outline of his faith and call for unity between all the major religions of the world.This year to celebrate this historic day on the occasion of 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 speech the World Hindu Congress seeks to rise to this call.
Hindus have faced insurmountable odds over the last several centuries, yet have been able to nourish and sustain Hindu civilization. Thus, it is incumbent upon this and future generations to build upon their legacy. The World Hindu Congress seeks to rise to this call.
This programme held once in every four years, the World Hindu Congress holds seven parallel conferences which showcase how the values, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the global Hindu community find expression in a variety of spheres including economic, education, media, organizational, political as well as the unique leadership and contributions of Hindu women and youth. The World Hindu Congress (WHC) is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire each other, and impact the common good.
Raju S.M. the founder of Miracle Drinks – A Unit of Mallur Flora and Hospitality Private Limited India was being invited to deliver a lecture on Health & Lifestyle at the Hindu Education Conference in Chicago, USA. The programme held from 7th to 9th September.
This year at the World Hindu Congress conference dignitaries and speakers who were invited were Tibetan spiritual leader 14th Dalai Lama, Humanitarian and spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Mohan Bhagwat and many others. Legendary actor Anupam Kher and Sarsanghchalak of RSS Mohan Bhagwat were present at the event. Apart from Plenary sessions the conference also conducted Political, Economic, Organizational, Education conferences included special conferences with Women, Youth and with the Media.