March 12, 2017
For Immediate Press Release
HSS calls upon CNN to be sensitive to the Hindus in America
भारतीय नववर्ष 2072, युगाब्द 5117
Dear Swayamsevak Bandhu and Swayamsevika Bhaginee,
I wish you, your family and friends a happy, healthy and prosperous Varsha Pratipada, beginning of Hindu New Year.
I hope this email finds you in the best of health and good spirits. With this email, I would like to bring to your attention nationwide events on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015.
During the Month of May 2014, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA (HSS) honored teachers across the US, during month long events of Guru Vandana. Each year, US celebrates first week of May as “teachers appreciation week” and Tuesday of the same week as “National Teachers Day”. Hindu philosophy and culture considers Guru as “Supreme Being” who invokes and sustains light of knowledge while eliminating the darkness of ignorance.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, Inc. (HSS) concluded its eighth annual “Surya Namaskar Yajna” (SNY) also known as “Health for Humanity Yogathon”. HSS organizes this event annually during Hindu festival of Makar Samkranti that marks the Sun’s northward movement. Despite extreme weather conditions in many places, thousands of participants across the United States participated in daily repetitions of the yoga routine known as the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar. Several places also conducted a Yogathon where many participants completed several repetitions Suryanamaskar Yoga.
JUNE 21, 2015 -- To mark the first-ever International Day of Yoga, more than 100 centers of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA (HSS) organized yoga festivals in 30 cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Irvine, Milwaukee, Houston, Bloomington, Morrisville, Tampa, Orlando, and Phoenix. The events attracted thousands of participants around the country. Activities included guided yoga poses, meditation techniques, and scientific presentations on the benefits of yoga, live music, and demonstrations by expert yoga practitioners.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, Inc. (HSS) concluded its Tenth Annual Health for Humanity Yogathon on January 31, 2016. During the two-week Yogathon, over 10,000 participants from close to 200 locations across the US, participated in the yoga routine known as the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara.