Forum for Hindu Awakening’s volunteer sādhak have been working selflessly to promote Dharma education, and awaken and unite supporters of Hinduism since its found in January (Paush) 2009. Here is a glance at these inspiring Hindu activities and the positive response we have received in May 2013 (Vaishākha 5115, as per the Hindu calendar). We hope they will inspire our readers to work together to understand, live and preserve Hinduism ! Join us in serving Dharma
1. Visitors to the Forum for Hindu Awakening website (www.HinduAwakening.org)
|YouTube||HinduAwakening.org||Facebook Fans||Twitter Followers||Google+|
1A. Website ranking by Google and Alexa
- Google Rank (till 31 May 2013): Page Rank 3
- Alexa (till 31 May 2013): 372,485
2. Forum for Hindu Awakening Website
Total articles so far: 641
Articles published for the month of May(Vaishakha) 2013: 1
2B. News published
Total news published: 87
2C. Denigrations published
Total 5 denigration news were published on website under news section.
- Prompt action by Hindu Mandir of Montreal to stage protest against the showing of ‘Shrīgaṇēsh versus the Third Reich’
- Insult of Shrīradhakrushṇa by then CJI : Hindus agitate before SC
- HJS activists lodge a complaint with ‘Zee Marathi’ and Indian Broadcasting Foundation
- Legal complaint filed against Dhoni for denigration of Shrīvishṇu
- Protest : Sale of cushion covers with pictures of Shrīkrushṇa by ‘Fab Furnish’
2D 1. Protest denigrating play ‘Shriganesh Versus the Third Reich’: A play ‘Shriganesh versus the third Reich’ to be showed at following three locations at:
- Festival Trans Amériques, Montreal, Canada from 30th May to 02nd June 2013
- The Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Canada from 22th May to 25th May 2013
- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA from 16th May to 19th May 2013
The website of the play shows a picture of a man with elephant head in Sumo like dress posing behind Hitler which is not in accordance to the Scriptural description. Portrayal of Shriganesh is contrary to the way Hindu Scriptures describe His form and as depicted in Hindu temples and shrines. Campaign appealing devout Hindus to protest was launched on FHA website. This protest campaigns are still in progress.
2D 2. Prasar efforts of Toronto seekers to protest denigration
2D 2A.Hindu Mandir, Montreal helping Forum for Hindu Awakening in the campaign of protesting against the play and sending a official statement to the theatre: Seekers held a campaign of Forum for Hindu Awakening to protest Back to Back theatre’s play ‘Shriganesh versus The Third Reich’ the denigrating Shriganesh, Deity Shiva, and Shrivishnu to cancel the show in Calgary & Montreal, Canada. Hindu Mandir Montreal acted promptly to help FHA in the protest; they did a signature campaign and obtained over 150 signatures in a short span of 2-3 hours. They also forwarded an official statement from Hindu Mandir to the Theatre to stop this denigration.
3. Prasar in all regions
3A. North America
3A 1. Panchāng 2014 prasar efforts across North America
3A 1A. Positive response for East Coast 2014 Panchang
- With efforts of seekers, Hindu Chetana 2014 Panchang received total 37 advertisements for the East coast.
- Recently 8 half bottom panel Ads and one ear panel advertisements were received.
- The total donation collected of 39 Panchangs was collected for East coast.
3A 1B. Positive response for West Coast 2014 Panchang: With the prasar efforts of Forum for Hindu awakening seekers, the West coast Panchang has received 44 advertisements in total. A total order of 101 Panchang has been confirmed for West coast and 20 Panchang orders through an online order was received.
3A 1C.Efforts of online prasar efforts in North America by seekers: Seekers are currently making efforts for getting 2014 Panchang orders by calling friends, families, Dharmaabhimanis and local contacts who purchased 2013 Panchang calendar’s from FHA.
3B. Toronto, Canada
3B 1. Prasar efforts of Toronto seekers to introduce Sanskrut as an ‘international language’ in schools: Samskrita Bharati (a non-profit organization, headquarter, New Delhi, Bharat, has various centers across North America, primarily dedicated to the mission of popularizing Sanskrut as a spoken language and thereby reviving Sanskrut. One of the main objectives of the organisation is restoring Sanskrit to its rightful place in the cultural legacy of India, by doing so, it is believed that the fate of India’s cultural heritage will also be secured) invited Forum for Hindu Awakening seekers to their event for creating awareness about Sanskrut. Seekers presented Hindu Chetana panchang as a gift to build rapport with them and encourage support for Sanskrut language. FHA is working together with this organization to introduce Sanskrut as an international language in Peel region school curriculum.
4. Dharma satsangs and Bālsatsangs in regions
|Centre||Dharma education satsangs||Children’s sanskār satsangs|
5. Key Highlights
5A . Highlights of Adwords campaign and their result
5A 1. Significant growth in visits due to Adwords campaign: A total of 28,375 new visits were received this month to FHA website through the Google adwords campaign.
5A 2. More interest in the campaign of Caste system by readers: The campaign on Hindu Chetana 2014 panchang had the maximum response, however the campaign on caste system generated maximum interest as the average time per reader on that page was very high compared to other pages.
5A 3. Breakdown of visits as per each campaign
|Hindu Calendar and Hindu Panchang||24,123||358,917|
*Impressions – The number of times the ad was displayed by google during the search
5B. FHA Article Submission Report
5B 1. Publishing of an article in a magazine ‘India se’ which has a distribution of over 20,000 copies: ‘The Best Way to Inaugurate a Function’ was submitted to ‘India se’ which caters to high end business persons and entrepreneurs with over 20,000 copies distributed in Singapore, Malaysia and other South-east Asian countries.
5B 2. An article explaining the spiritual perspective of celebrating birthdays to youth being published: ‘Celebrate your Birthday and benefit spiritually’ was submitted to ‘Beyond Sindh’, a magazine in Hong Kong. Its circulation is 500 copies and goes to US, South America, Africa, and Far East where there is a Sindhi population. The magazine caters mainly for the youth with young correspondents in each city.