The Hindu civilization is only ancient civilizations which still continue to thrive on this planet. It has an unbroken chain of several thousands of years of history, culture & heritage. Today, one in every six people in the world is a Hindu. The Hindu thought is a knowledge base which has been collected since the ancient Vedic period. This knowledge is timeless and applicable to the entire humanity. In spite of its huge following, rich history, and innumerous contributions to the human race, Hindu Dharma (Hindu way of life) is perhaps the least understood among the major religions today. Mark Twain said, "In religion and culture India is the only millionaire." And yet, so many of us know very little about this great culture and heritage!
Hindu thought’s integral approach provides a beacon of hope in today’s challenging and dynamic world situation. It is perhaps not a co-incidence that the great Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda came to Chicago as a representative of Hinduism at the World Parliament of Religions on September 11th, 1893. His now famous speech that started with, "Dear Brothers and Sisters of America..." carry more meaning and weight than ever before. A great deal of responsibility today lies on the shoulders of young Hindu Americans, being the inheritors of this great civilization. A responsibility to share the culture and its universal values with the wider American audience. A responsibility to preserve the meaning, understanding, and the practice of the culture for the generations to come.
Hindu YUVA, deriving inspiration from this ancient knowledge, and understanding the mammoth task lying in front of the young Hindu Americans, aims to provide a platform to preserve, practice, promote and protect Hindu Dharma by bringing together Hindu youth across college campuses in United States.