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Hindu Heritage Day 2023

Brij Garg

Hindu Heritage Day is back to in-person mode on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 3 to 8 pm.  It features attractions for the whole family with kite flying, performances, cuisine, colorful Indian clothing,  jewelry, mela, exhibitions, summer camp information.  It will be held at Marlborough Middle School in Marlborough, MA. Program is free and there is plenty of parking.

It is a day to celebrate through our arts, music, dances, customs, achievements, exhibits, stories, plays and cuisine. Children will showcase the performing arts they have cultivated in the auditorium making their parents and teachers proud. Activities such as kite flying, face-painting, mehendi designs and stalls of colorful Indian clothing and jewelry will add to the atmosphere.

Booths from various community groups will acquaint you of their services.  Representatives from various spiritual traditions, charity groups, summer camps will be there.  Sanskrit Bharti (which teaches conversational Sanskrit) booth will be there. Bhagvad Gita translations in various regional languages including English will be available.  Other hard to find items such as Amar Chitra Katha books will be available.

Information on establishing college scholarships and their long term administration to honor loved ones will be available.

Exhibitions related to Hindu culture which have been prepared by local researchers and artists will adorn the school hallways.

Winners of the Storytelling Contest will receive their prizes.  Youths under 18 can submit their entries till April 24, 2023.  For information, they can check the webpage at boston.vhp-america.org/hhd23/storytelling.

The program is free but please register at hhd2023.eventbrite.com to save time during the entry and to enable organizers to arrange for food etc.  

A few individuals who have brought glory to Hindu dharma by their exceptional contributions in fields of spirituality, arts, service, science and technology will be recognized by Samskriti Sauabh Samman

Those who have businesses will be offered free advertising space (business card size, on space available basis) in the electronic souvenir.  Please send the ad to Kunjavihari Kashalikar whose email is given below. Those interested in setting up a booth can register here.

It is an event for the whole family.  You can certainly bring your friends and neighbors to give them a taste of our culture.  For further information, you may contact:

Kunjavihari Kashalikar  (kunjavihari@yahoo.com), Jaya Asthana (jasthana@hotmail.com), Brij Garg (bgarg@ieee.org) 603-560-5391.

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