Vedic Forum Q & A Session 3
A Very Successful Sanatana Dharma Banquet - by Bhakti devi dasi, HCCV Administration Assistant.
HCCV's Sanatana Dharma Banquet was held on Friday 1st July. It was an evening for presenting the culture of Sanatana Dharma to members of various religious groups, both interfaith and intrafaith - meaning: groups of other religious persuasions, as well as groups from our own Sanatana Dharma viewpoint.
Attendance exceeding all expectations - we approximate that just over 300 people attended.
In the book "American Veda" - How Indian Spirituality Changed the West, by author Philip Goldberg, there is a fabulous explanation on the term "Hinduism" and how it came about.
On Sunday 23rd Jan 2011, HCCV presented the first of its Vedic Forum Question & Answer Sessions entitled: "How can I love my fellow human beings, when they do not believe the same things I do?"
"The Sacred India Gallery of Perth" has received some nice recognition for its incredibly artistic presentation of the ancient and spiritual roots of Indian culture.
The Hindu Community Council of Victoria (HCCV) was established as an incorporated body on 21st Sept 2009 and officially launched on the 4th October 2009. HCCV was established to meet the long time felt need for an apex Hindu body to represent the united voice of Hindu communities in Victoria and to serve their common aspirations. HCCV adopted a two stage incorporation process of initially coming together for organizing the PWR - Parliament of the World's Religions' 2009 related Hindu events, followed by the due process of bringing all the Hindu organizations in Victoria under one umbrella organization.
On Sunday 8th June, HCCV, in conjunction with ISKCON, presented the screening & community forum of documentary film "It's a Girl".
We had hoped that more interested people would have attended the session, but obviously there is much more work to do in making the Hindu community not only aware of the problems that exist within its society, but also encouraging them to come forward, get involved and get vocal about these kinds of issues.
The Audience viewing "It's a Girl".
The panel giving their insight.
The film tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice.