4th Hindu Unity Day held in North Carolina

Keynote address being delivered by Vikas Deshpande (HSS National Media Team Lead) at the HSS’ 4th Hindu Unity Day held in Mathew, NC, Aug. 5, 2023. PHOTO: organizers

The 4th Hindu Unity Day was hosted by Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh Greater Charlotte & South Carolina Chapter, at BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Mathews, NC, on August 5, 2023.

Organizers described the event as a great success with representatives from 34 Organizations that included temples, spiritual and yoga organizations, regional and language-based organizations, wellness organizations, and business organizations which  shared their vision and mission and pledged to work together to strengthen Hindu unity.

Another 18 organizations wanted to join the event but could not due to some conflict but shared either a video message or pledged to join the event in future and support the mission of strengthening the Hindu community for future generations.

Vikas Deshpande (HSS National Media Team Lead) who delivered the keynote address thanked the organizations for their participation and urged them to work together in the face of what he said were many challenges such as the caste bill sb403 introduced in California.

Organizational address being delivered by Aravind Modini (Media Coordinator, HSS NC/SC) at the Hindu Unity Day Aug. 5, 2023, in Mathew, North Carolina. PHOTO: organizers

Aravind Modini (Media Coordinator, HSS NC/SC) made the opening remarks welcoming representatives, saying unity brings in lots of changes. He described the Hindu community as one of the most peaceful communities in the US, which has contributed much to the areas of technology, medicine and business.

A section of the audience at the Aug. 5, 2023, 4th Hindu Unity meeting in Mathews, North Carolina. PHOTO: organizers

Some of the prominent community leaders who joined the event included Baldev Thakor from Art of Living, Mumukshu Brahmbhatt from BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Hemant Amin from Hindu Center, Vimal Patel (Gujarati Samaj, NC) and Mahesh Dongre from HSS. Other participants included Shiva Das (Coordinator, HSS Intellectual Activities, SE Region), Harikrishna Nagabandi (Senior Volunteer, HSS NC/SC), Tushar Karodi (Senior Volunteer, HSS NC/SC) and Shantanu Wadodkar (Aum School, NC).



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