Statement on School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas
Hindu Students Council is horrified by the violence that was conducted at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Though it is just a first small step, we pray for the victims and their families.
This tragedy hits particularly close to home for us in HSC. We work with students in grade schools across North America, and just this past year, we started several chapters in schools across Texas. We are left without words when we think about our young students who should never have to face these fears, especially at school which is intended to be a sacred place for learning.
We recite the Mahamrityunjaya mantra for the victims and their families.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat
Translation: We worship Lord Shiva the three-eyed one, the one who is the master of all senses and qualities and the one who is the sustainer of all growth. May he release us from the bondage of death, just as a ripened cucumber is released from its stalk, and may he grant us immortality.
Here are additional resources if you would like to remember the victims.
CNN Summary: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/24/us/uvalde-texas-elementary-school-shooting/index.html
Names of Victims: https://abc7.com/texas-school-shooting-victims-uvalde-elementary-eva-mireles-victim/11892870/