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- The first annual “Hindu Heritage Day” by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America-Ney Jersey, was celebrated on July 9
- The main highlight of the event was the cultural program in which over 250 students performed in events like classical music and dance
- A Sanskrit play – “Utthishthata, Jagrata” was also performed on stage
The first annual “Hindu Heritage Day” by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America-New Jersey, was celebrated on July 9 at North Brunswick High School, 98 Raider Road, North Brunswick. It was a grand success with more than 900 attendees, including children of all races and religions.
The VHPA is an independent, non-profit and volunteer-based charitable (socio-cultural- spiritual) organization serving the needs of Hindu community in US with an aim to create a dynamic, vibrant Hindu society inspired by the eternal values of Sanatana Dharma, and the lofty ideals of Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam, meaning “the entire creation is one family.”
With an aim to promote, support and celebrate Santana Dharma and the values and traditions of the rich Hindu heritage, several events were held simultaneously over eight hours for people of all ages. About 11 non-profit organisations and many local food and clothing vendors also participated.
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The main highlight of the event was the cultural program in which over 250 students performed in events like classical music, dance, poem recitation and chanting the traditional hymns. A Sanskrit play – “Utthishthata, Jagrata” was also performed on stage. A discourse on stress relief was given by Swami Adhyatamananda. Messages or quotes were cited from Hindu literature to broaden the understanding on several universal topics.
Several activities like face painting kite flying, field games like kho-kho, rangoli and henna competitions were held for the kids and ladies while the elderly enjoyed the Kavi Sammelan and the thought-provoking plays. The Hindu Heritage Day (HHD) thus exhibited the vibrant, artistic and spiritual heritage of India.
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“VHPA wants to engage second-generation youth and their families to connect with their heritage, and also give them a platform to exhibit their talent and skills,” said Brahm Sharma, president of the N.J. Chapter, reports newsindiatimes.com.
Arun Joshi, one of the main organizers of the event, said that by making HHD an annual event, an effort is being made to help the public understand Hindu values and different aspects of the Indian tradition.
The HHD was successful in providing a platform for the Hindu-American population to reconnect with their land and culture and cultivate an interest in the Hindu heritage and values among the children.
The organizers are planning to include a diverse crowd like those who are unfamiliar with Hinduism or who want to learn about it to the event from next year.
– prepared by Ajay Krishna of NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14
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