• Entire month of October will be celebrated as the Hindu Heritage Month
  • Month of October holds special significance for the Hindus. We already celebrate Navratri, Dessehra, Durga Puja, and Diwali around this time. Therefore, we felt that the entire month of October should be given a special status, hence the Hindu Heritage Month
  • Any organization or individual who identifies with dharmic values is welcome to participate
  • Promote unity among all dharmic communities
  • Increase awareness of our rich heritage
  • Educate society on issues of concern
  • Open architecture
  • Each organization will hold its own event(s) in its own way, and on its own schedule
  • Can combine with already planned events such as Dussehra and Diwali, Navratri, Durga Puja
  • Many events may be running simultaneously in different locations
  • Suggested themes
    • Sanskar (Cultural values) – Programs in schools, colleges for kids/youth
    • Seva – Highlight all charity and service efforts
    • Family – How Hindu values strengthen family
    • Advocacy – Issues that affect us
    • Network/Partnerships – Show of solidarity across Hindu organizations
    • Engagement – Promote active engagement in American life
  • Obtain proclamations from various levels of government: Local, State and Federal
  • Common name – Hindu Heritage Month
  • Common website
  • Community event calendar on the website
  • Wearing of Hindu symbols – Bindi, Tilak and Om
  • Website will capture personal reflections, statements, celebration photos, videos etc
  • TV interviews, press releases under “Hindu Heritage Month” banner
  • Celebration Ideas – Pick one or devise your own
  • “Festival” type event – Food, sports, cultural programs
  • Children competition : Showcase knowledge of cultural heritage, issue of growing up in dual culture society
  • Walk-a -Thon to promote Hindu values at grassroots level
  • Cleaning parks, feeding homeless
  • Eco-friendliness, Organ donation drive, blood donation drive etc.
  • Vegan/Vegetarian – promote spiritual, health and ecological benefits
  • Webinars, online discussion panels, addresses by political leaders
  • Businesses: Promotions (sales) for Hindu Heritage Month
  • Yajna, Vedic recitals, special puja
  • Talks by Hindu leaders on Hindu dharma, culture, values, guided temple tours
  • Promote dharmic symbols and values: Tilak, bindi, swastika, Om recitation, yoga, tulsi mala
  • Visit website: www.HinduMonth.Org
  • Click on menu item “Register as a Partner”
  • Provide requested information
  • Submit
  • Your logo will appear in “Our Partners” section at the bottom of the home page
  • May take up to 24 hours for the approval
  • Visit website: www.HinduMonth.Org
  • First time user? Click on “New user: Register to Submit Your Event
  • Not first-time user? Click on “Submit your event to Community Event Calendar
  • Provide requested information
  • Submit
  • Your event will appear in the “Event Calendar”
  • May take up to 24 hours for your event to show in the event calendar
  • Register your organization as a partner. To register, see “How to become a partner” in the FAQs
  • Register your event on the community event calendar. See “How to register your event” in the FAQs
  • Advertise your event using normal publicity methods: direct mailing to your contact list, social media, WhatsApp chat groups etc. Emphasize the use of Om, Tilak and Bindi in your publicity material
  • Hold your event on the scheduled date.
  • For virtual events, download the artwork from www.hindumonth.org for your video background
  • Send link to your photos and videos to: admin@vhpanj.org
  • DO NOT send the orignials; most email systems cannot handle such large files