|HSS Celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda!|
|Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA Inc. (HSS) concluded its inaugural event for its year-long “SV150” celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary on January 12, 2013. HSS held inaugural events at over 100 locations nationwide attended by more than 7,000 participants and guests. The inaugural event marked Swami Vivekananda’s actual birthday on January 12, 1863. HSS launched SV150 with the support of over three hundred other organizations, including other Hindu-American organizations, Indian-American organizations, and even yoga and kirtan associations. Swami Chidananda and Swami Varadananda of the Vivekananda Vedanta Society Chicago and Swami Dayananda Sarswati of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam also offered their blessings.
While appreciating vision and leadership of HSS, U.S. Representative the best for Universal peace and harmony. U.S. Representative Bill Foster of Illinois’ 11th District joinedthe celebrations held in Naperville, IL. While thanking HSS for the invitation, he encouraged the attendees to follow Swamiji’s message of Universal peace. In addition to aforementioned elected officials, Mayor of Mayor Jackie Holcombe of Morrisville, NC, Mayor Bill Clarkson of San Ramon, CA, Hon Anand Kumar Jha, Consul (Community Affairs,Information and Culture) for Consulate General of India, Rose Herrera, San Jose City Council Member, Mr Domingo, Representative from State Senator Mr. Jim Beall’s office as well as many other community leaders, entrepreneurs, educators attended events nationwide.
The Launch of Dharma Bee Contest
As part of the inaugural event, HSS also opened the registration portal for its first-ever DharmaBeeTM, a nationwide quiz contest for children between kindergarten and eighth grade, at www.dharmabee.org. This edition of the DharmaBeeTM will have questions on Bhagwan Sri Krishna along with the life and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.
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The year 2013 is Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary. Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA, Inc. (HSS) is planning to celebrate this occasion with various programs throughout the year. HSS already has formulated a 5-point action plan to spread Swamiji’s message of Universal Peace through Dharma and Yoga.
The launch ceremony will be held on Swamiji’s birthday, Saturday January 12th, 2013 at 120+ places throughout US. A brief video on Swamiji’s life will be shown on this day. Participants will get the first-hand information on HSS’s 5 point action plan. They will also enjoy the practice of yoga (surya-namaskar) in a friendly environment.
Come and join us in the launch ceremony. Let us, together, take a resolve (sankalp) to spread the message of Swamiji. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find the nearest center.