Dr. Abhaya Asthana
President – World Hindu Council of America (VHPA)
The year 2020 represents a major milestone in the history of the World Hindu Council of America (VHPA). It has just completed 50 years of selfless service for the Hindu American community. However, the Swarna Jayanti gala event to celebrate this special occasion had to be moved to Sept 2021 due to the Covid-19 crisis. In its place, we are announcing an intermediate milepost, “REFLECTIONS@50: WALKING IN DHARMA”, a virtual conference to be held on Sept 19-20, 2020.
REFLECTIONS@50 is a pathbreaking virtual community conference to reflect on how the Hindu socio-cultural-spiritual movement has flourished in Americas for the past five decades. Together with pioneers who tenaciously and steadfastly nurtured its growth, we seek to celebrate the historic accomplishments, inspire the youth and explore the future of Hindus in Americas. Spread over two days, the event brings captivating keynote speakers and 8 enlightening panel discussions with eminent thought leaders across Americas.
The conference is open to all who seek a deeper understanding of the contribution of Hindus in America. I invite you to come, join us and learn what this vibrant community has accomplished in the last 50 years and how it sees itself evolving in the next 50 years and beyond.
President & CEO – 3D System; Former Exec VP – HP Imaging and Printing Group
Dr. Raj Vedam
Scholar – Indian History, President – Americas Indology Foundation
Benny J. Tillman
(Balabhadra Bhattacarya Dasa)
President – Vedic Friends Association (VFA)
Ms. Vandana Tilak
CEO & Director, Akshaya Patra USA, Founder, Almex USA