Sunday 29 Nov 2015
Campus News
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Keynotes USHA Tribute to Swami Vivekananda
Written by Veena Rao   

Atlanta, GA: The United States Hindu Alliance paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary recently at the Sumant Cultural Center within Shree Shakti Mandir. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawai’i) was the guest of honor.

HSC Diwali Wishes and Appeal
Written by Priya Radhakrishnan   

Dear HSC supporter,
Hindu Students Council (HSC) wishes you a very festive Deepavali.
May Mata Lakshmi bestow her blessings of happiness and prosperity upon you and your family.

Deepavali is also a time where many Hindus help the needy and donate to causes that make an impact in the society.  On this auspicious occasion, HSC seeks your generous financial support to preserve and propagate the ancient and noble heritage of Hindu Dharma on college campuses and beyond. Read more...

An Interview With UMBC Chapter President Ronnie Kumar
Written by Ravi Jaishankar   

1. Why are you in HSC?

I am in HSC because it is the most interesting and coolest on campus organization to be apart of.  Through HSC students have the opportunity to learn about the Hindu heritage and can celebrate the holidays with people of a similar age group and interest.  HSC also promotes the awareness of Hindu Dharma to the rest of the college community. Read more...

UMD presents Hinduism Jeopardy at GBM
Written by Krishna Dalsania   

"The laid back, and fun atmosphere of the game made learning about Hinduism really easy and fun."- Darsh Nand, Student. As fun and competitive the game of jeopardy can be, the Hinduism Jeopardy beat the challenge to become a learning opportunity. University of Maryland made a traditional general body meeting (GBM) to be an interactive environment where students can not only share their knowledge but take some in with the most basic to challenging questions about Hinduism and its dharma as they enjoyed a slice of pizza. Read more...

Raas n' Dhol Keeps the Crowd Dancing in the UC
Written by Ingrid Garcia   

The Retriever weekly

Many sari fittings and bindis later, I found myself jingling along Academic Row in my green and red outfit. As I approached the UC, I saw snippets of shiny cloth blowing in the wind, trailing small groups of three or four that were rushing towards Raas n' Dhol.

Doors opened at 7:30pm to a completely sold out crowd. Sponsored by the Hindu Student Council, Raas n' Dhol commemorates the nineday Hindu festival Navaratri. During the nine-day festival, people perform garba, a manner of dancing that involves dancing in a circle around a statue of a god and/or a lamp; they jump side to side, sweeping one arm, and clap. Read more...
HSC Students at The White House Session on Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College & University Campuses, Washington DC
Written by Krishna Dalsania & Sohini Sircar   

The Hindu Students Council sent a delegation of two students, Krishna Dalsania from University of Maryland and Sohini Sircar from Georgetown University, to the White House Session on Advancing Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses. The goal of the conference was to find ways to advance interfaith and community service on college and university campuses. Read more...

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