Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seva Essay Competition

Due to the high demand from many students who are home now for the holidays and working on the essays, we have extended the essay competition deadline to June 15, 2011.  This is the FINAL deadline and no additional extensions will be made.  Hence, you still have time to write the essay and be part of history. Temples still have time to continue to post the flyer on their bulletin board and send the notification to their members.  Winners will be invited to the White House for a briefing followed by the conference at Georgetown University (July 29 - 31, 2011).

Join us at the White House 
and Make History!

75 best entries of the essay competition will be invited to the White House for a briefing and conference July 29 to 31, 2011. Social innovation through Seva Centers.  Click here for the flyer and  Huffingtonpost blog on President’s Interfaith Challenge .

Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is sponsoring a two-day event aimed at increasing Seva (service) and visibility across America.  This event will include a briefing by the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The theme of the event is “Energizing Dharmic* Seva (Service): Impacting Change in America and Abroad,” and is designed to inspire all towards community service.  This event opens at the White House on July 29, 2011 and continues at Georgetown University Campus on July 30th and 31st as Festivals of Service. * Dharma(ic) is defined as one’s obligation or duty to serve.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” 
Mahatma Gandhi

Be the Change!  Share Your Seva Plan!

To impact change and encourage new service ideas, HASC is sponsoring a widespread civic and service participation essay contest.  We would like to hear your service plans in America and abroad! The winners of the contest will be recognized by HASC at the White House briefing in Washington D.C.  75 best entries will be invited to the White House for briefings. Nominees will be recognized on the second day of the conference at Georgetown University.  

With your Seva Plan you can become change makers. You can be part of the ongoing seva movement. You can play a role in America valuing the talents of its diverse faiths, its pluralistic multicultural communities, the New Americans.  Interfaith cooperation and community service is an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good.

You can download the essay questions at http://www.hinduamericanseva.org/seva-conference

Email all entries and queries to: Uma Chaudhary at uma@hinduamericanseva.org  with contact information and include a short biography.

·         Hindu American Seva Charities
184 South Livingston Avenue, Ste 9 #174, Livingston, NJ 07039

“Be the change you want to see in the world." 
- Mahatma Gandhi -

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