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Join us on August 22nd, 2015 at 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
At the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1355 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Dr. Ajay and Meera Shingal will announce their
$4.4 Million Endowment Gift to GTU
Today, you will learn more about the rapid progress being made in establishing the first Center for the study of Hindu Dharma, in the United States of America. You will also have an opportunity to participate in creating this historic institution. Please join us in celebration of this historic event.
Please forward this e-mail to those members of your circle who will resonate with this cause
In America the academic study of Religion is very prestigious. The American Academy of Religion has over 11000 Scholars with Ph.D.’s. In addition the Theological Schools also have around 8500 Professors with Ph.D.’s and Doctor of Theology degrees. The programs, professors and students of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Chinese and Japanese Religion and Culture, and even Sikh and Jain Religion and Culture are heavily funded by the Americans of these heritage religions and cultural traditions. While there are hundreds of endowed Chairs for Christianity and Judaism, and dozens for Islam, Buddhism, and even a few for Sikh and Jain religions, there are exactly Zero Chairs for the study of Hinduism in North America. Even in the absence of any funding in this space by the Hindu community, many hundreds of Professors do study and teach Hinduism in mainstream American universities. But most of them are not practitioners of Hinduism. Their interest is academic, they study Hinduism with suspicion, their understanding and method of teaching Hinduism is critical and unbalanced leading to undesirable consequences for the community e.g. the California Text Book controversy; Wendy Doniger’s controversial book etc.(Click to see a 10 minute video on this theme).
Click here to download a copy of the Initiative Document that describes the project at GTU. Click here to download GTU's Spring Issue of its "Currents" Magazine.
Please send this e-mail to your friends and acquaintances who will resonate with this initiative.
Let us sustain the beginning we have already made together - that will make a difference for generations to come.
With warm regards,
Bay Area DCF Organizing Team:
Nirmala and Shyam Shukla, Sujatha and Ram Joshi, Rani Kumra, Rameshwar Singh, Jayant Mehta, Sreejit Kurup, Ashutosh Gupta, Suwarna and Bhaskar Banjara, Anaya Deshpande, Hira Patel, Sulochina Lulla, Sanjay Tripathi, Gnanakumar Rajaram, Ravi Ranjan, Shivang Vaishnav, Neeti Gupta, Srichand Chawla, Arjun and Nevan Godhwani, Chandru Bhambra
Kalyan Viswanathan, Executive Vice President, DCF, GTU Project In-charge
Ajay Shingal, Member of the Board of Trustees, DCF, Bay Area
Dr. Ushakant Thakkar, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, DCF, Los Angeles
Dr. Shiva Bajpai, President, Board of Trustees, DCF, Los Angeles
Dr. Manohar Shinde, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees, DCF, Los Angeles
Promoting the Understanding of India's Civilization, Religion and Culture through Education
www.dcfusa.org 3010 Moreland Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 24, 2015
A GENEROUS GIFT TO FUND THE FIRST CHAIR OF HINDU STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES : SEE CLOSELY THE BACKGROUND OF LINED UP DECORATED ELEPHANTS AND FIGURE OUT HOW THIS RELATES TO "HINDU STUDIES"
Sunday, August 23, 2015
INDIA NEEDS TO PROTECT THE PROUDLY PRESERVED AND NURTURED HINDU TRADITIONS AND MONUMENTS IN EAST ASIA SOMETIMES MORE DILIGENTLY AND MORE ATTRACTIVELY IN PUBLIC DOMAIN THAN IS VISIBLE IN INDIA ITSELF - LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF; DOES INDIA HAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO IMPLEMENT AN OVERARCHING PROTECTION OF ITS ANCIENT CULTURAL RELICS IN EAST ASIA ??
Aug 22 at 5:32 AM
INDIA HAS IMPROVED ITS APPEARANCE SINCE 2013 AND WILL EVEN BE MORE MODERN WITH MODI'S INITIATIVE FOR SWATCCHA BHARAT. SEE THE BORDER BETWEEN BHUTAN AND INDIA
Photos from Kiran Boggavarapu's post in The India Forum
Border between India and Bhutan. You guessed it right, right side is India.
SEE the new appearance of the same street (?) in year 2012
It looks better now - http://i.imgur.com/nbZYG43.jpg It looks better now - http://i.imgur.com/nbZYG43.jpg http://i.imgur.com/nbZYG43.jpg
PAKISTANI DIPLOMATS ARE LYING THROUGH THEIR TEETH ABOUT THEIR SHELTERING AND PROTECTING THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST INDIAN CITIZEN DAWOOD IBRAHIM IN PAKISTAN AND OVER AND ABOVE THAT LYING REPEATEDLY THAT PAKISTAN WAS UNAWARE OF HIS EXISTENCE IN KARACHI AND ISLAMABAD INCOGNITO WHEN HE COULD BE EASILY TRACKED DOWN IN TWENTY YEARS AFTER THE MAYHEM HE ORCHESTRATED IN BOMBAY IN 1993-1994. NOW WHEN CONFRONTED THEY ARE SPEECHLESS AND CAUGHT PLAYING A DRAMA OF CALLING HIS HOME WHEN THEY DON'T EVEN YET HAVE HIS PHONE NUMBER AS IF IT IS A TRIVIAL MATTER AND PRETENDING NOT TO HEAR THE AUDIO - WHAT A SHAMEFUL BUNCH!!!!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
FUTURE IMPERIALISM BY INFILTRATION AND DESTABILIZATION OF STABLE COUNTRIES TO IMPOSE SHARIA LAWS IN THIER POCKETS - IT IS ALREADY HAPPENING WITHOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAJORITY THAT IS NOT VIGILANT
A PAN-ISLAMIC CONSPIRACY ?
Ann Corcoran is quite blunt and open in proving that it is a pan_Islamic conspiracy to flood the world with Islamic Shariati Refugees.
They can no more conquer the world with armed conflicts like in the bygone days.
So they are using the Islamic Shariati Refugees as a weapon.
They are already causing a havoc.
Germany has 800,000 in addition to the imported Turkish Guest Workers.
They are flooding the railway tunnel between France and England
landing in thousands on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
They are infiltrating through Greece and Macedonia.
That is about Europe.
In India , the Bangladeshis are infiltrating. It is reported that the Bengali CPI ( M) leaders enriched themselves by giving the illegal infiltrators Indian Documents like Ration Cards, etc. and by putting them on the Bombay Mail and Kalka Mail trains to infiltrate the interiors of India.
Now see how they are infiltrating the interiors of the U.S.
An Eye Opener - some 'infiltration'- this !
Modi travels abroad for India, not personal vacation
The PM should be praised for raising the country's international image, not criticised.
DR DAVID FRAWLEY@davidfrawleyved
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There is an unprecedented and palpable new interest and enthusiasm about India in the world today. People are waking up to India and its importance, not only relative to the global economy but also relative to India's crucial place in world affairs. And the reason for this is obvious - the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in promoting India. His recent visit to the UAE, where its Muslim leaders embraced him, was another dramatic indication of this fact.
In a mere year in office, Modi has brought the message of India to the world in a way that has perhaps not occurred since the independence of the country. He has been India's ambassador of goodwill and understanding, visiting numerous countries and a great variety of people. His outreach has been enormous, skilful and well-managed, causing other countries to take notice and reciprocate.
Modi is warm, considerate and refined in his dealings with foreign nations and dignitaries. He is able to make friends with heads of state and bring the concerns of India on to a common platform with them. He demonstrates a dynamic India looking to the future with an expansive global vision.
Modi provides a personal face for India to the world. His communication is not merely diplomatic or informative, but sincere, heartfelt and moving. He provides India an articulate voice in the dialogue of civilisations. We could say that Modi has created a new era in India's foreign relations.
Today many people complain that there are few notable leaders in the world. Narendra Modi now is being counted among these outstanding leaders of global stature. When people talk of India, they are referring to the India that Modi has made them aware of, not the India of past decades.
Modi energises India's extensive diaspora that has become a force to be reckoned with in the global community. He is strengthening the diaspora's ties to India that were previously neglected, making them all into potential ambassadors of India.
A new foreign policy for India
Historically India has had an indrawn foreign policy, proud and aloof, seeing little real need to engage the world. The Pakistani diplomatic outreach in countries like the US and UK was much larger and more successful; so was that of even a small country like Singapore. Modi has transformed that situation and brought India to the forefront in a way that has quickly put India's competitors in the background.
In the years prior to Modi, India did not have any recognised face or commonly known representative for the world as a whole. Few outside of India knew who the prime minister of India was, much less what the government's policies were.
We live in a global economy that cannot be ignored. No country can flourish in isolation, either from its own immediate neighbors or from distant lands. India can benefit enormously from its global position but must remain committed to a more prominent role for foreign affairs. India has good connections with America, Europe and Asia and can form a bridge between them.
India cannot develop economically without becoming an integral part of the global economy. This complements the effort to improve India's economy inside the country, and need not be regarded as unhelpful to it.
India should honour how Modi has raised the country's international image and seek to better benefit from his brilliant work, not to criticise him for giving importance to international relations, which are obviously more significant than ever.
And, we must remember, Modi only travels outside of India for the country's work. It is not for personal vacation.
India has the people, talent, resources and connections to prosper in the global economy, but needs confidence, motivation and consistency in order to make it work. The time is ripe for India to reclaim its rightful place of respect in the community of nations. And it has a leader who has the vision and the energy that can accomplish this.