On its 50 th. Anniversary, World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) has inaugurated it’s very first dedicated Hindu Center in the US

October 31, 2020  

On October 24, 2020, the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) inaugurated its first Hindu Center in  the city of Sugar Grove, IL. The occasion was graced by Consul General of Chicago Hon. Amit Kumar and  the Mayor of Sugar Grove Hon. Sean Michels who were joined by an intimate group of the  organization’s leaders and their families.  

The Center’s mission is to bring the Hindu community together, celebrate Hindu culture and heritage  and pass it on to the next generation. As per Hindu tradition, a yagna was performed and presided over  by the President of the Chicago Chapter Nirav Patel, Vice Presidents Vinesh Virani and Harindra  Mangrola, Secretary Shailesh Rajput, Midwest Coordinator Sanjay Shah, and VHPA Joint General  Secretary Amitabh Mittal and their spouses. Strict social distancing norms were maintained including  limiting the number of people. India’s Consul General to Chicago, Amit Kumar congratulated the  organization for its efforts in bringing this ambitious project to fruition while Mayor Michels lauded the  Indian American community for their substantial contributions to the US.  

The Center, located at 200 N. Bond St, Sugar Grove, IL, stands on a 2.7-acre plot of land and has a built up area of 16,000 sq. feet. The Center will offer services to the American Hindu community including  Bal-Vihar for children, Vedic Math classes and Women’s Self Defense classes among other activities.  Center will also be available for social gatherings and office space rentals.  

For more information, please contact: Info@vhpachicago.org or call (224) 388-9122  

About World Hindu Council of America (VHPA)  

World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) is the most prominent organization of Hindus in  the USA. Founded in 1970, it has chapters across the country. VHPA runs educational programs  for Hindu children and youth in addition to community service (Seva) activities like Support-A Child supporting 3000 children, and initiatives such as Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference  (HMEC), Hindu Priests Conference, Hindu Womens’ Network, and American Hindus Against  Defamation (AHAD) and Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT)

: Advisory Board

Dr. Bharat Barai, Ph: 219-614-7810, Shri. Amrit L Mittal, Ph: 708-246-0600 Dr. Shamkant P Sheth, 630-240-3306 

FEIN: 51-0156325 VHP-America is a 501c3 Non-Profit  

Source: VHPA