May 2018
May 2018

22nd World Hindu Heritage Day celebrated in Boston

The 22nd Hindu Heritage Day was organized by the volunteers of Vishwa Hindu Parishad/World Hindu Council of America (VHPA), Boston and Merrimack Valley Chapters, at the Marlborough Middle School in Marlborough, MA on May 19.
This year's central theme of the celebration was, “Celebrating Hindu Sanskriti,” which coincided with May 19, having been declared as “International Cultural Freedom Day.”

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May 2018

Pratham NY hosts panel on ‘Navigating Asia’s New Order’

Pratham New York Tristate hosted a panel discussion on “Navigating Asia's New Order: Implications for the United States, India and China” at the Intercontinental New York on May 16.
The panelists included, Alyssa Ayres, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and author of “Our Time Has Come: How India Is, Making Its Place in the World; Anil K. Gupta, Smith School of Business. University of Maryland; Dingding Chen, professor of International Relations, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China; and Devesh Kapur, professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
The event was moderated by Ankit Panda, Senior Editor, The Diplomat; Columnist, South China Morning Post.
A nonprofit, Pratham was founded on the belief that every child has the right to a quality education.

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McDonalds, FIA host college fair in NJ to help aspiring students

FIA executive team and other guests, along with TV Asia chairman and CEO, H R Shah, third from left, at the McDonald’s College Fair in Edison, NJ. Photo: Gunjesh Desai The McDonald’s Corporation and Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of NY, NJ & CT ho...

Showcasing emerging India and its heritage

Ram Madhav, BJP national General Secretary, and G V L Narasimha Rao, MP & BJP’s national spokesman, addressed the audience at “New India: A Showcase of Emerging India and its Glorious Heritage” at the Chinmaya Mission in Chantilly, VA on May 20.  On May 16...

GAPI hosts 2018 convention with AAPI Regional in GA

The 2018 annual convention of Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GAPI) and the Regional Conference of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) was hosted at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA May 4-5. The general board...

Volunteers host fundraiser for Muni Seva Ashram

Popular Gujarati writer Kaajal Oza Vaidya spoke on “Human Being to Being Human” at a fundraising event at the Vadtal Dham Swaminarayan Cultural Center in Somerset, NJ on May 4.The event was organized by Sardar Patel University Alumni Association and Muni S...

Jaipur Foot awards patrons; is recognized at the UN

Photo above: From left, D R Mehta, founder of Jaipur Foot; Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, BJP MP; H R Shah, TV Asia chairman and CEO; Prem Bhandari, Jaipur Foot USA Chairman; Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN; Narayan Panchariya, Rajya Sabh...

Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations

The Consulate General of India, Chicago organized an event to celebrate the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar and to kick-off launch of the 4th International Day of Yoga and Kala Utsav in 2018 at the consulate premises. The event was attended by different...

‘Domestic Violence’ panel hosted at TV Asia

Photo above, from left, Viru Patel, Woodbridge, NJ Councilman; Dr Vasudev Makhija, founder of SAMHIN; Kavita Mehra, executive director of Sakhi; TV Asia hosts Sanjiv Pandya and Neha Mahajan; Navneet Bhalla, interim executive director of Manavi and Devangi ...

VHP hosts meet and greet in CA for religious unity

With the goal of uniting religions of India - Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism - the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America’s Southern California chapter organized a “Meet and Greet” with Swami Vigyanandaji and VHPA national leaders at Shri Pashupathinath...

Fundraiser by Hindu Charities, Jewish community in Austin, TX

The Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) and Austin Jewish Community raised over $26,000 for school supplies for homeless children, while celebrating HC4A’s 6th annual event, “Bollywood Meets Borscht Belt 2017,” at the Dell Jewish Campus in Austin, TX. Austi...

Asian Indians recognized in ‘Heritage Month’ in NJ

Above, H R Shah, chairman and CEO of TV Asia, third from left, is awarded at the Asian Heritage Month celebration at the NJ Department of Transportation. Others in the photo, from left, are Suresh Amin; NJ State Senator Vin Gopal; Shah; Jose Jimenez, Chief...