by Partha Krishnaswamy
PARLAND: On 10 September, seventy-five Hindu youth had been acknowledged and honored for his or her robust sense of group, fostering conversations about Indian tradition, and galvanizing the following technology of leaders with their contributions. The brainchild of former HGH President Partha Krishnaswamy to award 75 Hindu youth this 12 months to commemorate India’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” – (75 years of India’s independence) was instantly authorised by the HGH staff. After weeks of intense planning, the occasion came about concurrently within the newly constructed auditorium of Shri Meenakshi Temple. The night, organized by the temple, attracted over 500 folks and was packed to capability.
Over 44 organizations participated, 75 award winners had been chosen and included folks of Caucasian, African American, Caribbean, Nepalese and Indo-American descent. The occasion was attended by representatives of collaborating organizations, donors, members of the HGH Advisory Board, group leaders and distinguished visitors.
Following the custom, the occasion started with the lighting of the lamp by the Younger Hindus of Better Houston and the Hindu Heritage Youth Camp, which was adopted by dignitaries and distinguished visitors. The spirit of the musical ensemble by the youth of Houston added to the sanctity of the night.
The night was replete with perception, inspiration and sensible takeaways. Woodlands founding member Beth Kulkarni’s HGH and the Hindu Temple highlighted HGH’s key position in “encouraging and mentoring” youth to take delight of their heritage, id and their participation of their organizations.
Famend strategist, thinker and motivational speaker Partho Ghosh supplied a transformative thought by his scintillating keynote tackle. His seven-point imaginative and prescient to make the world a greater place was compelling, informative and galvanizing. He additionally checked out Vedanta philosophy to see how its ideas may carry ahead the traits of higher leaders and future leaders.
Nationwide President of Hindu College students Union youth audio system Somansh Agarwal and Nasargi Jaiswal shared tips on methods to interact with others in selling Indian tradition and traditions and the way youth can carry ahead these practices of their faculties.
The speeches had been accompanied by a scintillating Kathak efficiency by Shivangini Academy of Performing Arts, adopted by a scorching Bharatanatyam Thillana by the Performing Faculty of Performing Arts.
The Deputy Consulate Common of India, Sandeep Choudhary congratulated the awardees and spoke briefly in regards to the significance of partaking with younger awardees in India.
One of many highlights of the night after the award displays was a bunch portrait of 75 Hindu youths holding their awards. The stand-out second was met with thunderous applause, and the image went viral on social media.
Interfaith Ministry of Better Houston Program Supervisor Kim Mabry thanked HGH for inviting Interfaith Ministries to the Hindu Youth Awards ceremony. Extremely applauded, he described the night as “a phenomenal show of the life, artwork and tradition of Houston’s Hindu group” and noticed that “your complete program gave hope to future generations on the significance of sustaining a Hindu id.” And promised. Our quickly altering society.”
The occasion concluded with a scrumptious dinner ready by Indian Summers and a 75-item dessert station. The concept of a 75-item candy station got here up throughout a dialog between Dr. Padmini Ranganathan, Chairperson, Meenakshi Temple Council, and Partha Krishnaswamy, former President of HGH. The sweets had been ready by BAPS Shayona and Bombay Sweets, whereas Nalini Kannan of Decor One adorned the dessert station to go well with the theme of the night.
Tanveer Qazi, an attendee, mirrored that the night allowed him to “witness the festivities of youth, the range, artwork and delicacies of India’s wealthy tradition. He centered on the applying of logic and objectivity in at present’s age of misinformation. The speaker’s message was additionally appreciated.
Anjali Agarwal, an award winner “As a youth, I’m extraordinarily grateful to be honored in the neighborhood as a Hindu Yuva Award winner. All the longer term leaders of all Hindu temples and organizations to be acknowledged as one Blessings.”
Cautious planning, dedication and flawless execution made the night a brilliant success. Not solely it’s 75 of India. was a becoming approach to rejoiceth The 12 months of independence but it surely additionally coincided with HGH’s motto of bringing Hindus collectively. It was clearly memorable for the 75 youths who had been obsessed with giving their time and expertise to maintain the traditions of India alive.