NYC Hindu Coalition – A new Non-Profit for NYC Hindus

NYC Hindu Coalition, Non-Profit
 Formerly “NYC Hindu Holidays Campaign”
A collection of NYC Hindu Non-Profits working with NYC officials and lawmakers for better engagement between the NYC Hindu community and the City administration.
Project Managed By: Vincent Bruno, Vijay Kumar, Avijit Roy, Pinaki Das, Abhishek Bhaskar & Sivaramakrishnan Nagarajan
Coalition Leaders: Nisha Ramracha, Sitangshu Guha,Adity Sharma
Coalition Non-Profit Participants: Federation of Hindu Mandirs, Hindu Learning Foundation, Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Hindu Students Association International, Justice For Hindus, Bangladeshi Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council

NYC Hindu Coalition Activities
NYC Hindus 2nd Meeting With Mayor’s Office
17 Aug 2017 – NYC Hindus had a second meeting with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, assisted by Mr. Marco A. Carrion, Nick Gulotta and city education officials.  The group discussed possible ways to improve Hindu community involvement in the City’s education departments, including collaborative workshops.  The group also stated plans to organize NYC Hindus along county and district lines so as to streamline their ability to communicate with local city law makers and administrators.
NYC Hindus Outside White House
11 Dec 2016 – Close to 100 NYC Hindus gathered outside the White House to request that the federal administration take measures to further include the American Hindu presence in school and civic activities, such as consulting the community on Diwali and Holi education. – SEE MORE
NYC Hindus At Comptroller’s Diwali Party
2 Nov 2016 – NYC Hindus bring the Hindu Holidays Campaign to Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Diwali party at City Hall. We spoke with both the Comptroller and Assembly woman Neeta Jain on further engaging the NYC Hindu community on such issues as facilitating awareness on Hindu holidays with city law makers. – SEE MORE
NYC Hindus At Mayor’s Diwali Party
October 2016 – NYC Hindu Coalition members attended the Mayor’s first annual Diwali party at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan.  We distributed information cards to the public and city administrators on the subjects of Diwali and Holi. – SEE MORE

NYC Hindus At Hindu Unity Day
Sunday 08/30/15 (Queens, New York) Hindu Unity Day was put on by the Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF). IAIF is one of the member groups of the NYC Hindu Coaltion. At the event a table was set up for the Hindu Holidays Campaign and hundreds of signatures were collected to request more city recognition of Hindu holidays and better education for schools and administrators on the Hindu religion. – SEE MORE

NYC Hindus 1st Meeting With Mayor’s Office

Friday, 04/24/15 – A delegation of different Hindu Organizations met with the NYC Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit Mr. Marco A. Carrion. Mr. Carrion was assisted by Ms. Halen Ho, Director of the Queens Community Affairs Unit. The delegation handed over a few documents supporting more acknowledgement of Hindu Holidays in NYC schools
NYC Hindus Demonstrate Outside City Hall
Friday, 04/10/15 – More than two dozen Hindu organizations and nearly 200 Hindus demonstrated outside City Hall for better inclusion of Hindu holiday education in NYC public schools. The event made it to NY1 News and was covered by the Times of Guyana. – SEE MORE
Source: World Hindu News (WHN)