Held during the month of October every year, Hindu Heritage Month is a collective initiative of the Hindu community worldwide to celebrate our rich and diverse heritage together as one family.
Following the month-long celebration of our shared heritage, the global Hindu community bade a fond farewell to October 2022 as the second Hindu Heritage Month.
This year’s HHM will go down in Hindu diaspora’s history as the year when Hindu Heritage Month became a truly international phenomenon. This was the year when 180 Hindu organizations from different parts of the globe – from New Zealand to Norway – joined hands in celebrating their cultural and spiritual heritage as one people. Between them, they organized more than 200 events, showcasing a diverse, rich, and proud culture with multitudes of seminal contributions to the world.
There were number of things that set this year’s HHM apart from last year’s. We will only highlight a few here:
Multi-day conference, “Enlivening Hindu Heritage: Voices of Diaspora Raised Hindus,” showcased the ongoing contributions of our next generation in their public and professional lives.
Hindu Heritage Month is a movement with great momentum. We must capture this moment and build it into something much more tangible. To that end, the HHM organizing team would like to offer the following vision for the foreseeable future:
These are not easy goals. But with dedication and perseverance, they are eminently achievable.
Yours in sewa,
Jai Bansal, Ph.D.
Global HHM Coordinator, VP of Education – Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America
“Esha Dharma Sanatana – This Dharma is Timeless”