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World Hindu Council (VHPA) With Tata Consulting Services In Boston Marathon

Geetha Patil

World Hindu Council of America [(WHCA)/VHPA -Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America - विश्व हिन्दू परिषद] Boston chapter proudly participated in the 125th Boston Marathon as one of the partner organizations of Tata Consulting Services (TCS) on Monday, October 11, 2021. TCS has partnered with the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) in its Boston Marathon to sponsor and enhance the information kiosks and tables visited by marathon runners and spectators. About 20,000 people participated in event: 18,000 as runners and rest as regular and medical volunteers. WHCA president Kaushik Patel and team setup hydration stations and actively distributed energy drinks and waters to the runners of the Boston marathon.


The WHC of America is a platform for all Hindu's across the world to be part of and grow, to learn and educate the next generations, as well as participate actively in the community services. The council practices and preserves the Hindu tradition of ‘Seva’ (service) that is providing selfless services for the welfare and wellbeing of all in our communities and the humanity in general.

In this auspicious Hindu Heritage Month as a call to render humane services to community ‘I wanted to let you that I enjoyed immensely volunteering at the B.A.A and serving water to the runners’ President of World Hindu Council, Boston chapter Kaushik Patel said. The chairman of TCS, Surya Kant says in connection with providing community services, “We sponsor running events across the world because we want to inspire local communities to live healthy and active lifestyles, and because of the obvious parallels between marathons and the growth and transformation journeys that we help our customers undertake. Running a marathon makes you feel that there’s nothing you can’t do. With each step, you’re building on belief.” Their mission and actions stand as examples of Seva in Hinduism which means more than just service or to serve. It means to serve selflessly for the well-being and growth of a community.

WHCA, founded in 1970 and incorporated in the state of New York in 1974, is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt and volunteer-based charitable organization serving the needs of Hindu community in USA. The services of WHCA includes Hindu Dharma Education (Vedic scriptures, languages), Balvihar, SAT Classes, Humanities, Music, Dance, Library, Yoga, Festival celebrations, Weddings, Senior Center, Community services. And Tata Consultancy Services is a global leader in IT services, consulting & business solutions with a large network of innovation & delivery center and has been the official technology consulting partner for the Boston Marathon since 2010.


On October 01, 2021, WHCA organized the virtual worldwide opening ceremony program of ‘Hindu Heritage Month’, with more than 100 Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain organizations, and temples. At the same time, more than 20 states and numerous local authorities, officially recognized the October as Hindu Heritage Month for our remarkable professional contributions to the world and for our rich and vibrant Heritage. It is the time to show our respect and solidarity towards our Hindu Cultural Heritage and show case our contributions made in the areas of education, science, technology, medicine, spirituality, philosophy, art, music, dance and more.


WHCA’s Secretary, Ashwini Mishra stated that our basic ideal is 'SEVA HI PARAMO DHARMAH' that is dedication and selfless service for others is our motto.

'LOKA HITHAM MAMA KARTAVYAM.’ Delivering Community Services is a duty of every Hindu, Treasurer of WHCA Raji Subramaniam mentioned.

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