Cornell HSC Hosts Brahmacari Suryanarayanaji
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by Cornell HSC
1y ago
To bring Hindu students closer to our Dharmic practices, Cornell HSC Students hosts weekly bhajans & pujas for the Cornell Hindu community to feel at home. On Dec 3, 2022, Cornell HSC was blessed to have Brahmacari Suryanarayanaji from Pennsylvania come to campus to perform the annual Saraswati Puja and give a talk on Lessons from the Ramayana. Through his modern practical advice, humor, and storytelling, he connected with each and every one of the 40 students in attendance and inspired us to push through this final exams period. Suryaji hopes to speak out to more young adults acro ..read more
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Statement on School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
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by Hindu Students Council
1y ago
Statement on School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas Hindu Students Council is horrified by the violence that was conducted at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by this immense tragedy.  For Hindu Students Council, this tragedy hits particularly close to home. We work with grade school students across North America, and just this past year in Texas, students started several chapters at their schools. When we think about this violence in the school place, which is supposed to be a sacred environment for students to learn, we a ..read more
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Remembering the Mullivaikkal Massacre in Sri Lanka
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by Samir Patki
1y ago
At a remembrance event in Mullivaikkal on May 18, 2022, Tamils mourned their loved ones who were killed or disappeared 13 years ago. (Source: IBC Tamil) By: Dhivyan Karunakaran – College Chapter Relations Coordinator (Mid-Atlantic) On May 18, 2009, Sri Lanka’s 26-year civil war ended with a bloodbath in a village called Mullivaikkal in the northern part of the island. During the final few months of the war alone, tens of thousands of Tamil civilians, who are mostly Hindu, were massacred by the Sri Lankan military, which is dominated by the island’s Sinhala-Buddhist majority. As a 10-year-ol ..read more
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Understanding Hinduphobia 2022 – Post Conference
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by Samir Patki
1y ago
The Hindu Students Council chapter at Boston University hosted the Understanding Hinduphobia Conference, to raise awareness about Hinduphobia. May 16, 2022 — Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts   On Sunday, April 3, Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted the second annual “Understanding Hinduphobia” conference at the HSC chapter at Boston University.  The conference is an ongoing collaboration with the Understanding Hinduphobia initiative, a first-of-its-kind academic endeavor to recognize, define, and explore Hinduphobia as a form of bigotry faced by the Hindu American community ..read more
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Boston University Hindu Students Council to host “Understanding Hinduphobia” Conference on Sunday, April 3, 2022
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by Samir Patki
2y ago
Boston, MA, March 3, 2022 –  HSC is proud to announce the 2nd annual Understanding Hinduphobia conference, hosted by HSC at Boston University, on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022. The Understanding Hinduphobia Conference brings together scholars, activists, students, administrators, and allies for an in-depth, cross-disciplinary examination of Hinduphobia. Last year’s conference, held by Hindu Students Council at Rutgers, culminated in the Rutgers University Student Assembly passing a resolution condemning Hinduphobia. This was the first time this has ever happened at any institution in the w ..read more
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Statement from HSC: The Right for Hindus in North America to Define Ourselves
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by Hindu Students Council
2y ago
It has come to our attention that a graphic, which falsely claims that Hindu Students Council (HSC) is organizationally tied to and puppeteered by groups in the United States and abroad, has been circulated on social media. We would like to clarify several matters: HSC is an independent 501(c)(3) organization of Hindu students and youth across North America from diverse backgrounds.  The decisions made within our organization are not made in consultation with or under the influence of any other entity.  To suggest otherwise is to deny Hindu American youth our agency. HSC is a non-pa ..read more
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Press Release: Spring 2022 Leadership Summit
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by arnav.kejriwal
2y ago
Students and Young Adults from Across North America and the Caribbean attend Hindu Students Council’s Spring 2022 Leadership Summit   Virtual, January 17, 2021 — Hindu Students Council (HSC) hosted its annual Spring Leadership Summit virtually on January 15-16, 2021. Over 120 high school students, college students, recent graduates, alumni and Hindu chaplains from the United States, Canada and Trinidad & Tobago registered for the two day summit. “This year’s Spring Leadership Summit has been truly memorable in allowing for so many of our chapters and community members to come together ..read more
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Dinner & Reception – Dallas
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by Hindu Students Council
2y ago
HSC & CoHNA are hosting a joint dinner & reception for the Dallas Hindu community! Join us by registering below. The event will be held on Sunday, November 21st from 4-8pm at the Frisco Event Center. Details are in the flyer below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for registration. The post Dinner & Reception – Dallas appeared first on Hindu Students Council ..read more
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Hindu community celebrates October as Hindu Heritage Month
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by Harsh Agarwal
2y ago
Hindu community comes together to celebrate October as Hindu Heritage Month September 27, 2021 In a few days, Hindus in North America will unite to celebrate the month of October as Hindu Heritage Month. Hindu Students Council is excited to be part of this joint effort, and we applaud all of the state governments that have formally recognized October as Hindu Heritage Month. Hindu Heritage Month is a collaborative initiative between all of the leading Hindu organizations across North America. October, as Hindu Heritage Month, will showcase the beauty of our Hindu heritage and recognize the ..read more
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USF HSC Celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi
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by Hindu Students Council
2y ago
On September 12th, Hindu Students Council at USF (USF HSC) hosted a puja to celebrate the birth of our beloved Lord Ganesh, the embodiment of wealth, sciences, knowledge, wisdom, prosperity, and a remover of obstacles. The event was a great success, and the Executive Board of USF HSC was happy to start off the fall semester on an auspicious note. The event included a brief introduction about Ganesh Chathurthi, Ganesh Ashtotaram followed by a Ganesh Mangalarti. Prasad including puri, gulab jamun, and more were served at the event. The event had a large turnout and served as a great net ..read more
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