GOPIO Northeast USA Chapters and Indian Consulate Celebrate Yoga Day with Happy Life Yoga

New York: On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2022, GOPIO Northeast chapters in cooperation with the Indian Consulate in New York and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Happy Life Yoga speaker Tirlok Malik hosted a highly interactive and informative Yoga Zoom event on June 23rd featuring experts and speakers from various walks of life. Mr. Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York sent his best wishes to GOPIO and Malik for celebrating the International Yoga Day 2022. The chief guest Indian Consul Vipul Dev, who looks after Political, Press,…

Upset Hindus urge luxury British brand withdraw £850 Lord Hanuman perfume & apologize

Upset Hindus are urging iconic British brand “Boadicea the Victorious”, selling luxury unisex fragrances, to apologize and immediately withdraw perfume named after Hindu deity Hanuman; calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that Lord Hanuman was highly revered in Hinduism and he was meant…

Rajan Zed to co-coordinate 1st annual rural-Nevada multi-faith dialogue

First-ever rural-Nevada multi-faith dialogue, involving diverse religions and denominations, will be held in Fallon on July 16. It will involve dialogue among Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native-American faiths; and even include an Atheist thinker. Christian speakers will represent Roman Catholic, Protestant, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traditions. After presentations, diverse religious leaders will be open to questions by the public. The organizers plan to make this gathering an annual feature. Co-coordinators of this multi-faith dialogue; Fallon Epworth United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Dawn M.…

Foundation Continues Legacy of New Milford Terrorist Victim Darren Drake With Scholarship Award in His Memory

The Northern NJ Community Foundation’s Darren Drake Memorial Fund provides high school seniors with scholarships to receive training in the trade professions and work in positions that frequently struggle to be filled. Bergen County, New Jersey: — The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation’s (NNJCF) Darren Drake Memorial Fund named New Milford High School 2022 graduate Anthony Scrivanich the fifth recipient of its scholarship award.  The NNJCF, a not-for-profit organization based in Hackensack, New Jersey, focuses its work on the arts, civic engagement, education, the environment, philanthropy, and public health. The…

The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County Honors Exceptional Young Women With Leadership Awards

Bergen County, NJ:  — The Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County announces the recipients of its fifth annual High School Young Women’s Leadership Awards Program.  The recipients were announced and presented with their honors at the 2022 Young Women’s Leadership Award Ceremony on Thursday, June 2 at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House in Tenafly, New Jersey. The 2022 award recipients demonstrated leadership, compassion, innovation and the courage of their convictions in the community.  Sreeja Satish and Andrea Olavarrieta, both seniors at Academies @ Englewood of Dwight Morrow High School, were presented the Young Women’s Senior Leadership…

Prathistha Dina Maholsavam – Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton (GTOB)

Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton will be celebrating the third anniversary of the Pratishta Dinam from the 4th of July to the 10th of July 2022. It is a Maholsavam celebrated with much pomp and joy and inspiring devotion and surrender to the supreme lord Krishna. Even though the GTOB has been functioning as a temple for over 15 years the consecration puja was conducted in the year 2019 during which all the rituals were conducted as per the Tantric traditions. The temple continues to maintain the sanctity and ritualistic traditions…

10 Virginia school districts closing on Diwali in 2022: Hindus want Diwali holiday in all northern-central VA

Welcoming 10 public school districts in Virginia reportedly closing schools for students on Diwali this year, Hindus are urging the rest of the 24 public school districts and all private-charter-independent-parochial schools in Northern and Central Virginia to close on their most popular festival Diwali. Diwali falls on October 24 this year; and 2022-2023 calendars of Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Goochland County, Henrico County, Loudoun County, Powhatan County, Prince William County, Richmond Public Schools in Virginia show holiday for students on October 24. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan…

Rescue workers rush to Afghan earthquake survivors as foreign aid arrives

BERMAL  – Desperate rescuers battled against the clock and heavy rain Thursday to reach cut-off areas in eastern Afghanistan after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. Wednesday s 5.9-magnitude quake struck hardest in the rugged east, downing mobile phone towers and power lines while triggering rock and mudslides which blocked mountain roads, further hampering rescue operations. Entire villages have been levelled in some of the worst affected districts, where survivors said they were struggling to find equipment to bury their dead. “When I came…

UST sponsors Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Lab at Marian Engineering College, Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvanananthapuram:  UST, leading digital transformation solutions company, today announced that it has sponsored an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics lab at the Marian Engineering College at Kazhakoottam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The lab was inaugurated by Antony Raju, Honourable Minister for Transport, Government of Kerala, and he pointed out that in today’s world, technology plays a vital role in developing solutions for big businesses, and this will prepare students for challenges of future. Adding that it is the responsibility of technocrats to ensure that it’s used for the upliftment of society, the…