October 11, 2013
Ashwin Shukla Saptami/Ashtami, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
By Our Correspondent
The 19th annual Hindu Unity day was celebrated by the Indo-American Intellectual Forum at New York on the September 29th 2013. A large gathering of about 500+ enthusiastic dharmabhimanis (devout Hindus) attend the program. The gathering was addressed by prominent Hindu leaders such as the erstwhile Commerce minister Dr Subramanian Swamy, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, Hindu activists from America such as Mr Narain Kataria, Mr. Arsih shani, and others.
Dr Swamy explained the state of Hindus in the Indian polity and world over. He urged the gathering to take part in the oncoming election process by volunteering to encouraging people to come out and vote.
Baba Ramdev mentioned about the ancient origins of Hindu dharma civilization, and the atrocities meted out to the Hinduism gurus. He inspired the gathering to be proud of their dharma and take part in protecting their heritage. He sang a very inspiring patriotic song which charged up the environment with patriotic fervor.
Forum for Hindu awakening took part in event by putting up exhibition of Hindu religious texts and Hindu Chetana Calendar, which received an overwhelming response. The Dharmabhimanis (devout Hindus) took this opportunity to learn about the Hindu chetana calendar and the books on display.
FHA Volunteer Addressing the audienceFHA Volunteer Jitendra Oulkar was called upon the podium to explain about the Hindu Chetana Calendar and the granth exhibition. Jitendra took this God given opportunity to display the Calendar to the audience. He highlighted the salient features of the calendar as being helpful to the Hindu community to perform the religious rituals as per the correct panchang time and the American date and timings. And that the calendar had a wealth of information about Hinduism at the rear side of the pages. He also mentioned that information about prominent Hindu dharma leaders and activists from America and India is included in the calendar.
Speaking about the holy books exhibition he said that depending upon ones spiritual level the curious devout Hindu may have specific questions about dharma in their mind. In order to get the answers, it may not be possible for them to read large Hindu Dharma texts, this is where the FHA publications help as they explain the Hinduism concepts in books published on specific topics. He urged the gathering to visit the displayed books exhibition and take the benefit of this wealth of knowledge.
Later devout Hindus took special interest to have a look at the Calendar and the books. They purchased the calendars along with the religious holy texts. Keen interest was noted in the books on Love Jihad, Religious conversions, Achardharma, How to bring up children and the panchang.
FHA Volunteer with Dr Swamy at the FHA exhibition stall
Prominent devout Hindus, Dr Swamy and Baba Ramdev were gifted with the Hindu chetana Calendar. Later they along with Dr Swamy visited the FHA Holy Books exhibition. They expressed satisfaction and praised seva being done by FHA.