Civic Engagement


SNY 2020 (Surya Namaskar Yagna) turned out to be a huge success in southern LA Metro area (Dakshin LA Vibhag). The grand samarop (finale) had total upasthiti sankhya by all four shakhas and guests was 102. We started the event with light yoga led by Shri Mansukh ji Kannaria of LA VYASA. After training our body and mind, we completed total 1,911 Surya Namaskars combined by all participants. After Surya Namaskar, Shri Prabhat ji of Art of Living led us through guided meditation.

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Namaste! As part of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh’s (HSS) continued civic engagement efforts, our volunteers held virtual meetings with Foster City’s police chief Tracy Avelar (8/1) and Vice Mayor Sanjay Gehani (8/2). The focal points were Universal oneness day revered as “Raksha Bandhan”, Yoga activities, Sewa Diwali and various other community initiatives by HSS.

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Yoga is an invaluable gift from India’s ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thoughts and actions. Yoga is not just about exercise but it’s a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”- Excerpt from P.M Shri Narendra’s Modi’s speech at 69th session of UN’s general assembly. Recognizing Yoga’s universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.

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