White House and Hindu American Seva Communities cohost 2013 National Seva Conference

WASHINGTON, DC, September 27, 2013 (Press Release): Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC) cohosted, with the White House Office of Public Engagement the fourth annual conference, “Dharmic Seva: Transforming Our Self, Our Communities, Our Country”, in the nation’s capital on September 27th to promote seva and civic engagement to address social justice issues and celebrate an inside-out approach to development through seva and tradition. Seva is an important part of our Dharma and sadhana (spiritual practice). The inspired conference, focused on self-transformation leadership, youth, women, environment, strengthening of our community, places of worship and country through global Diaspora engagement. Various policy papers and ideas were presented at the White House to the policy makers, senior administrators and the community. Some of these are available on our website, “source” above.The conference theme is inspired by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) on his 150th birth anniversary; the first Hindu monk who came to America in 1893. It honored the first Parliament of World Religions conference which ended on 9/27/1893.For the India Abroad report on the conference, click here:
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