Quotes from Emcees:
“Once a member of Hindu Students Council, I am looking forward to sharing my faith and journey to assimilation as a second generation Hindu American.” Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014
“A lot has changed in the past two decades. As a first generation immigrant moving from India to Indiana my journey was unique as I studied Hinduism from a Jewish professor at the University of Notre Dame, a predominantly Catholic University. I am just now beginning to practice yoga and meditation and learning more about the vedas. I am profoundly impressed by the HSC which is making it possible for the younger generation and university students
to celebrate holidays, embrace their rich heritage, and convey so much pride in their identity.” Patti Tripathi, media professional and former CNN domestic news anchor
Architects of International Yoga Day Who Spread Ancient Healing Science of Yoga to be Honored in the US Global Dharma Conference plans to to observe “Never Forget” 911 anniversaries.
(Edison, NJ: Sept 11-13) The largest Hindu students’ group in North America announced the recipients of the 2015 ‘Light of Yoga’ award are Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chairman of the Indian Government’s Committee of Yoga Experts. Two others being honored are Hindu philosophy and spiritual leaders Sri Sri Ravi
Shankar, the founder of Art of Living; and Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Convener of the Hindu Dharma Acharya Sabha, a body comprising of all ancient Hindu monastic orders. The award recognizes all four luminaries for their pioneering contributions to the International Day of Yoga and for their continued leadership in advocating spiritual and health benefits.
The recipients will be honored at an epic Global Dharma Conference.
The Hindu Students Council (HSC) is organizing a three-day 25th anniversary celebration which is expected to have an estimated three-thousand attendees during the weekend of September 11-13 in Edison, New Jersey. www.DharmaConference.com
“Yoga is the Kohinoor diamond of our ancient Hindu heritage and the sages discovered and developed it to benefit the entire humankind,” remarked Nikunj Trivedi, the Chairman of HSC. “Therefore, it is apt that India, which has always been the land of yogis and spiritual giants, takes this initiative and connects the world through a system of harmony.”
The Mistress of Ceremonies for “Light of Yoga” awards ceremonies with dignitaries from the U.S. and abroad is former Miss New York and Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, who was a member of the HSC while attending University of Michigan. A media professional and founder of charity known as Saris to Suits ® for diversity awareness Pratibha, known as Patti Tripathi will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies on September 11th calling for Dharma and harmony. She is first and only Indian American to anchor CNN domestic news.
The panoramic images of people in yoga positions at world’s most well-known landmarks on International Day of Yoga were breathtaking.
The Indian Prime Minister’s own demonstration of yoga posture with thousands of agile school children was deeply inspiring.
Yoga is one of the six classical systems of Hindu philosophy or “Darshanas.” Ashthanga Yoga philosophy and its wisdom, which are the most popular sources of today’s yoga movement, are rooted in this philosophical system. The Bhagavad Gita, one of the most revered Hindu scriptures, discusses various paths of yoga, such as the path of knowledge, the path of action, the path of devotion and others. It illustrates that yoga is beyond just the physical postures or “exercises” that have been so popularized in the mainstream.
Two recent and historical September 11th anniversaries provide compelling reasons to recognize, observe, and practice inner and global harmony. “‘Never Forget” became the common slogan for the series of attacks in 2001 by Islamist terrorist group Al Qaeda in which 3,000 people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures perished in a matter of hours. On September 11th 1893, the Parliament of Religions convened in Chicago: The Parliament was a unique phenomenon in U.S history for its inclusion of world’s major religions. Social reformer, philosopher and revered Hindu spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda took the voyage from India for the gathering and began his famous speech addressing the audience as “Sisters and Brothers of America.” This is also the 25th anniversary of the Hindu Student Council, which is bringing together representatives from 70 universities and 20 countries.
The Global Dharma Conference aims to create a unique gathering of the followers of Dharma from all walks of life, including science, academia, religion, business, politics, arts and social service, in order to explore and discuss such topics as well as the applications of “Dharma” and principles of harmony in various ways. The conference will also be attended key decision makers, leaders of organizations, experts, journalists and professionals from various fields, along with students from around the world
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