Hindu Mahasabha of America Observes Hindu Memorial Day

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” — George Santayana

HOUSTON: Hindu Congress of America observed Hindu memorial day in Houston. Hindu Memorial Day is observed to commemorate (Shradhanjli ) to Hindus who died by Muslims and British atrocities.

The program began with a silent prayer in memory of Hindus who laid down their life in defending Hinduism. Many eminent speakers from various faculties spoke during this event.

 Dr. Babu Suseelan, one of the directors of New York based Indian Intellectual Forum (IIF) mentions that currently Hindus, Hinduism and motherland is in crisis. The biggest problem is Hindus are not participating in democratic process via voting whereas Muslims in India are voting in large numbers—as a result more and more elected representatives are more inclined to serve Muslim interests and ignoring Hindus requirement towards developing social—political and religious policies at state and national assembly. He requests all Hindus to vote for Narendra Modi for Hindutva, which is an ideology for peace and prosperity.

Ravindra Shukla, a prominent social activist and author of book “A Maverick Heart: Between Love and Life

Spoke on ‘Terrorism around the world” . He presented some real scenarios where systematically one by one key nationalist institution in India is diluted to embolden anti –Hindu agenda. Increase in Beef exports from India, communal violence in Mumbai, UP, Kishtwar, Assam, Bikers gang in Delhi etc. Similarly how armed forces and intelligence agencies in India are being targeted and demoralized, appeasement of ISI and Pakistan based terror outfits by some politicians for cheap vote bank politics.

Professor T. R. Narasimha Rao, past president of Hindu University of America, Florida spoke on how brainwashing of Hindu youth is rampart with a pro-Islamic mindset. Why with an 80% majority Hindus are being politically suppressed. He said Hindus should be optimistic and confident as even after 1000 years of suppression by Islamic and British Raj—Hinduism is still flourishing.

Dilip Mehta was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for Global Hindu Unity.

Rahul Chandra, a distinguished Hindu scholar on socio – political activism and Governing Council member of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) educated audience on strategic and tactical approach to prevent further Hindu human rights violations. He mentions that its anti—Hindu ideology that is leading to formation of institutions, and institutions promotes projects impacting Hindus at social, religious and political platforms. Currently three prominent ideologies are against Hinduism – Radical Islam, Communism and Missionary based conversions. One of the key reasons for suppression of Hindus and Hinduism is because Hindus don’t know who their enemy is. Neither they are aware of anti-Hindu ideology, nor associated institutions nor as per war methodology literature ‘Art of War’ by Sun Tzu and Chanakya’s niti— if you don’t know your enemies—how can you develop a strategy? As a result Hindus are missing a uniform long term sustainable global strategy to counter such attacks. It’s a syndicate of organizations with vested interest which are working in unison against Hindus and Hinduism. Once Hindus are aware of such syndicates, they would be in a better position in developing both offensive and defensive counter strategies.

Dilip Mehta, President of HMSA educated the audience on HMSA mission, goal and objectives — to fight for Hindu cause socially and politically with worldwide scope. He referred to Gita verse: Ahimsa paramo dharmaha, Dharma himsa tathaiva (‘Non-Violence is the greatest Dharma, so too is all righteous violence to protect Dharma’).