Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Application open for National Seva Conference co-hosted with the White House on September 27, 2013

Announcement                                                                                                                                            August 18, 2012
Media Contact: Dr.Ved Chaudhary  ved@hinduamericanseva.org (732-853-2666)
 Dr.Siva Subramanian siva@hinduamericanseva.org (301-983-9699)

White House and Hindu American Seva Communities cohost 2013 National Seva Conference
Dharmic Seva: Transforming Our Self, Our Community, Our Country*
Application open now until September 6th 2013.  Conference Date -September 27th 2013

Washington, D.C. August 20, 2013. On this auspicious week of Rakshbandhan where we tie bonds of friendship and protection, Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC) announces it is open to accepting application for the fourth annual conference, “Dharmic Seva: Transforming Our Self, Our Community, Our Country*”, in the nation’s capital on Septmber 27th to promote seva and civic engagement to address social justice issues.  Join us this September and be a part of our transformative journey! 

HASC is co-hosting the conference and the briefing with the White House Office of Public Engagement on September 27th, 2013 celebrating an inside-out approach to development through seva and tradition.  *The conference theme is inspired by Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) on his 150th birth anniversary; the first Hindu monk who came to America in 1893.

 “Even the Least Work Done for Others Awakens the Power Within, Gradually Instills Into the Heart the Strength of a Lion…….Arise, Awake, and Stop Not Until the Goal is Achieved…” Swami Vivekananda
Seva is an important part of our Dharma and sadhana (spiritual practice).  We hope with this understanding, the participants will use seva to alleviate current social justice issues.  Faith plays a significant role in the political landscape and moral values provide a common ground for diverse communities to come together to develop solutions.

The inspired conference will focus on self-transformation leadership, youth, women, environment, strengthening of our community, places of worship and country through global Diaspora engagement:

Swami Vivekananda said: “…On The Basis Of Being Right and Doing Right - The Whole World Can Unite…
…It Is Our Privilege To Be Allowed To Be Charitable, For Only So Can We Grow…
..My Faith Is In the Younger Generation, Out Of Them Will Come My Workers. They Will Work Out The Whole Problem…
…The Earth is enjoyed by Heroes...
Come Out Into The Universe Of Light. Everything In The Universe Is Yours, Stretch Out Your Arms And Embrace It With Love...
..The Uplift Of The Women, The Awakening Of Masses Must Come First, And Then Only Can Real Good Come About...
...Women must be put in a position to solve their own problems in their own way. No one can or ought to do this for them…”

HASC invites the community to participate in the conference and the briefing.  We request you to send your statement of interest (500 - 750 words).  We will give priority to students and invite them to be part of the Next Generation Seva Leaders (NGSL) program.   With your ideas, you can be a change maker, be part of growing the seva movement and play a role in America valuing the talents of its diverse faiths and pluralistic, multicultural communities.

We invite you to visit HASC website for details, and click here to complete your statement of interest by Sept 6th, 2012.  This program is open to all. Contact us at seva2013@hinduamericanseva.orgwith any questions you may have.

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