|HSC Announces Partnership with Hindu American Seva Charities for Seva Activities on Campuses|
Hindu Students Council is proud to announce a partnership with Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) to conduct various Seva (service) activities on college campuses. HASC is a progressive American organization promoting pluralism, tolerance, social justice, civic engagement (including acculturation and adaptation of New Americans and immigrants), and advancing interfaith and community service.
HASC was founded in 2009 by Anju Bhargava, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The organization reaches out to various Dharmic (Hindu, Jain, Sikh and Buddhist) organizations to:
a) build and strengthen American Communities through seva/community service programs nationally and globally and promote civic engagement at grass roots level; and
b) foster development of coalitions and partnerships of “Seva Centers” (Community Service Centers - standalone or part of temples, ashrams, faith based institutions, colleges and campuses) to accomplish common goals and provide broader exposure.
HSC, through its network of chapters, will encourage its members to hold various events and initiatives, ranging from interfaith events to soup kitchens, green initiatives, raising money for impoverished children or child education, to campus volunteerism and many more. HASC will provide the guidance and support needed in this nationwide effort.
Commenting on the prospects of this project, Priya Radhakrishnan, HSC’s General Secretary, remarked: “I'm pleased that HSC is collaborating with HASC for a Seva initiative that will help give back to our community through our campus chapters. Additionally, the interfaith forum helps us to more closely discuss opportunities to advance cooperation and embrace the diversity on campuses in community service. I look forward to these collaborations inspiring our student body with a year full of accomplishments.”