Success Stories of Taking Hindu Values to Local Community in USA
Sharad Amin and Anjali Patel, HSS, Houston, TX
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in Bharat and all other countries around the world by Hindus to foster relationship between brothers and sisters. HSS has taken step forward to take it beyond the Hindu community to mainstream Government officials, first respondents such as police officers, firefighters and education institutions. This poster will share the information and inspire the observers to participate and initiate such a program in their respected community.
Similarly, Guru Vandana is along the lines of Teacher Appreciation Day observed in all schools. HSS has taken steps to popularize this tradition to give broad exposure to the Hindu way of Guru Shishya Parampara (Teacher -Student relationship). This helps the Hindu students develop deep appreciation for their cultural heritage and the encouragement to practice their culture with pride. Additionally, it helps students to understand the critical role teachers play in shaping their life. This program has inspired Teachers to learn more about Hindu Dharma, Hindu Culture and history.
This poster will provide details of how to initiate such programs in your own communities.
About the presenters…
Sharad Amin is a member of the national committee of Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh (HSS). He was instrumental in starting communitywide initiatives in Houston such as Janmashtami festival by Hindus of Greater Houston in 1990, and Hindu Heritage Youth Camp in 1985.
Anjali Patel is a National Sevika pramukh of the Sangh, is involved in guru vandana program and has conducted seminars for teachers and police officers about Hindu dharma. Anjali is also a certified yoga teacher.