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2022 Mahatma Gandhi Week Speech Contest Participants Share Values

2022 Mahatma Gandhi Week Speech Contest Participants Share Values

HOUSTON: 2022 Mahatma Gandhi Week Speech Contest was held at Arya Samaj Greater Houston on Saturday, September 24, 2022. In the picture you see participants, judges, and organizers. Many know him as Mahatma and many more know him as Father of India. But the world knows him as an apostle of peace and non-violence. Anyone […]

YLDP 2022-23 Orientation for 40 Enthusiastic Students

YLDP 2022-23 Orientation for 40 Enthusiastic Students

A Happy Beginning for Chinmaya Mission of Houston’s Bala Vihar

A Happy Beginning for Chinmaya Mission of Houston’s Bala Vihar

By Shalini Konde HOUSTON: Arriving at Houston’s Chinmaya Prabha facility on the pleasant morning of September 11th, 2022, brought with it the joy and warmth of meeting friends and families after a long time. While BalaVihar had continued uninterrupted over the past three years via online classes, one could feel the buzz of renewed energy […]

Archana Bharadwaj Wins Young Citizen Award from Exchange Club of Sugar Land

Archana Bharadwaj Wins Young Citizen Award from Exchange Club of Sugar Land

SUGAR LAND: First Colony Middle School student, Archana Bharadwaj, has been honored as the Young Citizen of the Month by the Exchange Club of Sugarland. The award recognizes her commitment to community service, leadership and academic achievement. A high achiever both academically and in the Indian Cultural space, Archana is also an elegant Bharatnatyam dancer. […]

Financial Education: Planning for Kids’ Education Funding

Financial Education: Planning for Kids’ Education Funding

By Ash Malhotra and Salil Patil Education costs (Tuition Plus Boarding) in the US have been growing consistently at the rate of 6-7% for the past 25 years. That means that education costs are doubling every 9-10 years…(Remember the Rule of 72). Parents need to be aware of this and plan for an education fund […]

DAV Sanskriti School: Yajnopaveeta & Vidyaarambh Sanskaars for 2022-23 Students

DAV Sanskriti School: Yajnopaveeta & Vidyaarambh Sanskaars for 2022-23 Students

By Acharya Bramdeo HOUSTON: DAV Sanskriti School (DAVSS) marked the start of in-person classes on with the Yajnopavīta & Vedārambha Sanskārs for students joining the 2022-23 session and India’s Independence Day Celebrations, after a 2-year break due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Teachers, volunteers, members, parents and well-wishers joined this solemn ceremony in prayers to […]

Sewa International Interns Complete 3,200 Hours of Community Service

Sewa International Interns Complete 3,200 Hours of Community Service

Sewa International Houston Chapter hosted an Internship Gala for their “Get Inspired Houston” (GIH) and “Leadership Development through Community Engagement” (LEAD) interns on August 12 at the T.E. Harman Center in Sugar Land. The event was designed to celebrate the many accomplishments of over 50 interns this summer. The interns accumulated over 3,200 hours of […]

BANA Academic Test — A Day with Academics for Grade 1-12 Kids

BANA Academic Test — A Day with Academics for Grade 1-12 Kids

By Vinay Karna At the onset of Azadi ke Amrit Mahotasav in India, and school year with No CDC guidelines around social distancing any more, BANA organized a colorful academic festival on August 6, 2022 highlighting academic past and excellence of India in general, and Bihar, in particular. Encouraging the kids to participate and bolster […]

DAV School Wins First Place in State at PSIA

DAV School Wins First Place in State at PSIA

HOUSTON: DAV Montessori and Elementary students participated in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) State Meet held on Saturday, May 7 at the Texas Christian University campus in Fort Worth. This event is rooted in virtue and academic excellence and is the culmination of months of hard work and dedication. Prior to the event, twenty-seven […]

Financial Education — A Primer

Financial Education — A Primer

By Ash Malhotra Part 2. In this article, I want to continue to set out a foundation for Financial Education.  I am very passionate about educating people – adults & kids – about personal finance and filling in the “gaps” in their financial education. While I would never claim to know everything about personal finance […]

Financial Education: A Primer

Financial Education: A Primer

By Ash Malhotra PART 1: In this first article, I want to set out a foundation for Financial Education.  I am very passionate about educating people – adults & kids – about personal finance and filling in the “gaps” in their financial education. While I would never claim to know everything in this field, I […]

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

EMGH Honors Congressman Al Green, Provides Construction Update

By Pramod Kulkarni HOUSTON: Peace through non-violence is one of the eternal preachings of Mahatma Gandhi. An eternal venue to convey the life and teachings of India’s Father of the Nation will soon be a reality at the Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston (EMGH). At a reception at India House on the evening of Saturday, […]

$4 Million Dakri Family Gift Supports UH’s New Center for Economic Inclusion

$4 Million Dakri Family Gift Supports UH’s New Center for Economic Inclusion

By Chris Stipes HOUSTON: The Dakri family has pledged $4 million to support the University of Houston’s new Center for Economic Inclusion (CEI) in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. Just launched in May, the CEI’s programs build on Bauer’s award-winning SURE℠ program (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship), which trains students in business development […]

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) Counselors Preparing for 210 Campers

Hindu Heritage Youth Camp (HHYC) Counselors Preparing for 210 Campers

By Dhwani Dawar HOUSTON: The excitement of the counselors is palpable in the air as they work vigorously to prepare the arts and crafts supplies for camp. Another group of counselors sits in the corner with the directors practicing their educations and ensuring that everything is perfect for their campers. This hustle and bustle occurs […]

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

Southwestern National Bank 17th Annual Scholarship Awards

HOUSTON: Southwestern National Bank has selected its 2022 Southwestern National Bank Scholars.  For the 17th consecutive year, five outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship and two outstanding area high school seniors will be awarded $ 500 to support their respective college education.  Each scholar was selected based on their academic […]

International Day of Yoga 2022: All Around Houston

International Day of Yoga 2022: All Around Houston

HOUSTON: Yoga enthusiasts throughout the greater Houston region joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Yoga 2022 on Tuesday, June 21.

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma is Valedictorian of Clear Horizons Early College High School

Pratishtha (Eva) Sharma graduated as the “Valedictorian” of Clear Horizons Early College High School (CHECHS) of Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and also received her Associate Degree from San Jacinto College. Although she graduated college at seventeen, she was one of San Jac’s few students to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA. At Clear […]

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

Osmania University Vice Chancellor’s Visit at a ‘Fun Raiser’

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: Everybody expected Harinath Medi to deliver a welcome address to the members of the Osmania University Alumni Association Houston who came to the dinner reception last Sunday evening, But nobody expected him to carry off the opening monologue with hilarious couplets in his rusty Hindustani, with approving “wah, wahs” and “shabash” […]

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (ASGH) 2022 DAVSS School Graduation

HOUSTON: Sunday May 15, was another milestone in the history of Arya Samaj Greater Houston (ASGH) which runs the DAV Sanskriti School (DAVSS). Children from K to grade 12 join for some 35 Sundays during the year where ASGH volunteers lead the classes on the Universal Living Values of Sanatan (Vedic-Hindu) Dharma. Grades 9 to […]

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

Special Bala Vihar Graduation Day at Chinmaya Mission Houston

By Shalini Somaraj HOUSTON: May 15th marked a day of great joy and renewal at the beautiful Chinmaya Prabha in Houston.  Chinmaya Mission families, Acharyas, BalaVihar teachers and volunteers assembled in Smrti Hall for the Special BalaVihar Graduation Ceremony after a period of two years. The Chinmaya Mission BalaVihar Graduation Day is a culmination of […]