Saturday February 24, 2018
Home Indian Diaspora Indians in US...

Indians in US organise chariot festival after five years

0
//
138
Republish
Reprint

New York: For the first time in five years, people of Indian-origin organised a Rath Yatra with bhajans and dancing that reverberated through the streets in St. Louis County, Missouri, a media report said. Ratha Yatra 2012 | New York City

On Sunday morning, hundreds of devotees pulled a chariot carrying the statues of three deities from the Krishna Balaram Temple at St. Louis to Queeny Park area, St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reported.

“One of the things this event represents is that deities, instead of staying in temple, are taken out in public for the purpose of everyone and anyone being able to see them,” Yamuna Jivana Das, one of the event organisers, was quoted as saying.

“We repeat the God’s name with music and dancing so that we can immerse into his heart, so that you don’t think of anything else — complete devotion, you know,” added Nina Desai, a follower from Chesterfield area.

Many of the devotees attended the prayers at the Krishna Balaram Temple that espouses a “Krishna Consciousness” mantra.

(IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 NewsGram

Next Story

JY Pillay: Indian Origin Civil Servant Appointed as the Acting President of Singapore

As CPA Chairman since 2005, Pillay has been acting President each time the President goes on an overseas trip

0
//
107
Acting President of Singapore
JY Pillay. Youtube
  • JY Pillay has been appointed as the acting President of Singapore
  • Pillay, also the Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers, is a veteran civil servant of Indian Origin
  • The Singapore polls take place on 23rd September

September 2, 2017: Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay on Friday took over as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of the state is elected later this month.

The temporary appointment of Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s six-year term on Thursday, the Strait Times reported.

The nomination day for the Presidential election is September 13, followed by polling day on September 23.

According to the report, when the office of President is vacant, the first in line to exercise its powers is the CPA Chairman, followed by the Speaker of Parliament. This is the first time the office has fallen vacant since the elected presidency was introduced in 1991.

Pillay is no stranger to exercising the powers of the President. As CPA Chairman since 2005, he has been acting President each time the President goes on an overseas trip. He acted as President in May, when Tan made state visits to Europe.

He has served more than 60 such “stints”– the longest of which was 16 days in April and May of 2007 when then President SR Nathan visited Africa. (IANS)


NewsGram is a Chicago-based non-profit media organization. We depend upon support from our readers to maintain our objective reporting. Show your support by Donating to NewsGram. Donations to NewsGram are tax-exempt. 

Next Story