MARCH 14, 2016 — The fifth biennial youth camp of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), held in Austin, TX from March 12 to March 14, brought together 110 university students and young professionals from across the country. HSS organized this camp to provide a forum for young leaders to share their experiences, exchange ideas, and gain a deeper understanding of Hindu culture, while addressing societal problems faced around the world.
On Saturday, 26 March 2016, all the Hindu YUVA chapters of Bay Area united and celebrated the rebirth and rejuvenation of nature earth with the onset of spring season. Nearly 150 Yuvas (Professionals & Students) of different age groups came together and celebrated this event as the festival of colors “HOLI” at Lake Elizabeth in Fremont, California.
As said by Swami Vivekananda
“Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
With this thought, we the members of Hindu-YUVA SJSU Chapter, organised an event Resume Critique for the benefit of the students and guide them through their search for a better future. The event was held at San Jose State University Campus arena, and more than 125 students attended it. They were well guided by the working professionals who are active members of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA. To mark the importance of time, the event was divided into two different section which were tech talk and one-to-one information session.
Freedom in the Mind,
Faith in the words …
Pride in our souls …
Let’s salute the nation on this auspicious day.
Hindu Yuva, SJSU chapter celebrated India's 67th Republic Day with great enthusiasm and respect. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity. To mark the importance of this day, a grand celebration was held in the school, and many activities were planned in the school premises. The school echoed with patriotic fervor as the Students performed Surya Namaskar as sign for healthy New Year, sang patriotic song, and even wore tri-colored clothes to mark the occasion.
A YUVA Varg was organized in Wisconsin from October 23rd night to October 25th afternoon. Total 15 Yuvas from Iowa (12), Minnesota (2) and Wisconsin (1) participated in the Varg at Shirak ji’s place in Milwaukee. It included Shakha, charcha, karyashala, outing, sayam vandana, campfire, interaction with karyakarta families, temple visiting etc. Most of the participants were new and they participated in all activities enthusiastically. After Varg, all Yuvas also participated in Vijayadashami Utsav on Sunday afternoon in Wisconsin. Some of the highlights of the Varg are following:
· Most of the participants were new to HSS and such type of Varg, but all of them were following discipline and were involved in all the activities throughout the Varg.
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Southern California Vibhag had organized University/Yuva Sanghik on Saturday, Feb 26 2011 at the lush green campus of University of California, Irvine. 42 young men and women from 8 University Campuses of Southern California namely USC, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, SDSU, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge and Cal State Long Beach had assembled on this unusually cool afternoon. The sanghik started at 3.30 pm with ‘Parichay’ (introductions), which was followed by three novel games on the lawns by the library. The stimulating and energetic games built a sense of camaraderie amongst the swayamsevaks which was conducted by Sreevidya and Mandy. The ‘shareerik’ continued further with 13 ‘Surya Namaskar’, ‘Ardhakatichakrasan’ and ‘Veerbhadrasan under the lead of Vaibhav Ji and Hardik ji
DC Vibhaag has a huge potential for Yuva activities and involving students is the larger goal of HSS. There are four major Universities with a substantial number of Hindu students in this Vibhaag: i) George Washington U (DC), ii) George Mason U (Virginia), iii) U of Maryland, and iv) Johns Hopkins U (Maryland). To initiate and improve interaction amongst the existing and potential student Swayamsevaks and Sevikas, DC Vibhaag Yuvas organized a "Mitrata Sangam" amongst themselves on February 26, 2011. This Sangam involved a tour of four temples and Ramkrishna Mission's Vedanta Center in Maryland. There were 12 "Mitra" who participated in this Sangam: 6 from GMU, 3 from GWU, 1 each from U of Maryland and Johns Hopkins, and 1 IT professional (recent graduate from U of Maryland). Of the 12, 10 were Swayamsevaks and 2 Sevikas. The Sangam was guided by Shri Darshan Soni, HSS Pracharak currently based in DC.
Abstract for this Saturday’s talk: “Many of us study Indian history in school and it usually ends at 1947 with India gaining independence. But we do not come to know details about what led to the partition and how we faced it, how the country that was divided into about 500 states came together to form India, and how the constitution was written.Studying this period interests me a lot because hidden here is the identity of India, what our great leaders thought the nation and its citizens should be like. Hence I decided to read about all this from a bunch of sources and will present the journey of India from 1947, when India became independent, to 1950, when India became a republic.” – Ankit
The Surya Namaskar Marathon was organized on January 29, 2011 in the South Campus Center, UW. It saw participation by 22 enthusiasts who did a total of 1800 Surya Namakars in a period of 1.5 hours. It was great time doing yoga together and continually motivating each other to do more and more. We hope that all of us will continue doing this wonder yoga asana weekly if not daily :)
The photographs from the event are here - http://students.washington.edu/hyuva/category/media/Â
During the Surya Namaskar yagna the SE sambhag did SNY lehar connecting 5 campuses including UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Goergia Tech, Florida International University and Nova University on the concluding day of the yagna. Total participants were 20 and total number of surya namaskars performed was 1117. The lehar was 4.5 hrs long. This lehar was done for the 3rd time in a row and has been successful in connecting all the campuses in the sambhag in one thread.