These are Dhruva and Arundhati. They are two of hundreds of thousands of Hindu children growing up in USA. Bright stars! Ready and eager to fulfill their destiny. They are Hindu Dharma's gift to America. But a gift wrapped in an enigma and left unopened till now. What can the Hindu-American do to un-wrap this marvelous gift? You, as a leader of Hindus in USA have contemplated over this question for years. Your ideas are valuable and innovative. It is time for you to share your wisdom with others. So that together, we can un-wrap the enigma and offer that priceless jewel to those for whom it was meant.
- Mandirs as the place where modern Dhruvas and Arundhatis grow up learning about their duties and dharma
- A Hindu-American community rooted in its traditions and enriching the American society.
- Future leaders like Dhruva and Arundhati, guiding the society towards the ideal of vasudhaiva kutumbakam.
- Hundreds of leaders like you crystallizing the vision of our sages into reality
- Dharma on resurgence
DID YOU KNOW?
- There are more than 500 mandirs in North America. Of these, USA has over 400 mandirs, the remaining being in Canada.
- New York has the largest number of mandirs - 85. California comes second with 55 mandirs.
- More than 70 of Hindu mandirs are visited by more than 3000-5000 families each weak.
- Swami Paramananda established Vedanta Center in Boston in 1910, the first Hindu mandir in USA.
Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference (HMEC) is an annual initiative seeking development of network between the executives of all Hindu mandirs of America. You, as a mandir executive are the natural leader of Hindu society by virtue of your intense motivation, deep experience, and selfless service. You understand Hindu-American needs and challenges. At HMEC-2010 you will deliberate on ways of ensuring the sustenance of Hindu Dharma in North America. A key component to this deliberation would be to explore ways of anchoring Hindu Dharma's sanaatan values in the hearts of coming generations and roles which mandirs can play to make that happen. The Conference will also be a place where you could offer your wisdom in specific areas, for everyone else's benefit. The conferees would also explore avenues of expanding mandirs' roles to meet the ever changing needs of the N. American Hindu. Finally, this annual Conference would be a place of formal recognition of your efforts.
YOUR ROLE IN HMEC-2010
You are welcome to participate in the Conference as:
This is your Conference. So, you get to decide how you want to participate in it.
- A speaker in one of the Conference's sessions
- A session chair
- A sponsor to help others attend the Conference
- An organizer helping shape the Conference
When - October 22nd 3:00pm to October 24th Noon,2010
Where - Sheraton North Houston Hotel
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77032
(281) 442-5100; http://www.sheratonnorthhouston.com
(Near Houston Intercontinental Airport)
"Hindu" and "Mandir" in HMEC are used in the broader context and include all religious places and spiritual organizations of the philosophies that have originated in Bharat. Thus this conference is for the executives of Sanatana Dharma Mandirs, Jain Derasars, Buddhists Mandirs, Sikh Gurudwaras and Spiritual Organizations.
- You must be a member of an Executive Committee of a Hindu Mandir, Hindu
- Institution or Hindu Organization or be nominated by one to attend the conference (spouses are invited to attend but must register).
- REGISTRATION FEE OPTIONS (SHARED ROOM)
- Sponsor: $551 for institution (good for two delegates, and a half page space in HMEC Souvenir).
- Individual: $201 per person. Youth: $101 (Under 30)
- Registration fee goes up by $50 per delegate ($24 for youth) after September 15, 2010.
(Registration fee includes lodging at the Sheraton Hotel based on double occupancy, all meals and all hand outs. Registration fee is non-refundable
For your own private room, add $100 per person to the registration fee.)
- Please register early to assure accommodation at the Conference Venue.
|Dr. Umesh Shukla||(908) 240-7720|
|Yogesh Naik||(281) 433-1321|
|Dr. Sharma Tadepalli||(281) 907-3608|
|Mythili Bachu||(301) 526-5135|
|Lalit Goel||(408) 732-9587|
|Renu Gupta||(248) 320-7281|
|Sant Gupta||(703) 980-7487|
|Ravi Kunduru||(614) 404-2400|
|Amit Mehta||(484) 695-8963|
|Dinesh Modh||(516) 935-0002|
|Dr. Vipul Patel||(484)-664-9420|
|Dr. Siva Subramanian||(301) 983-9699|
|Team Members: USA|
Hosting State: Texas
|TX||Janeshwari Devi||(512) 965-4590|
|TX||Girish Naik||(281) 851-6866|
|TX||Urmil Shukla||(936) 348-1500|
|TX||Manjula Shrivastava||(972) 495-0868|
|TX||Prakasarao Velagapudi||(601) 918-7111|
|TX||Pravin Vyas||(281) 380-5585|
|CA (N)||Bhagwandas Lathi||(916) 485-7403|
|CA (N)||Vijay Ruikar||(925) 354-6657|
|CA (N)||Shyam Shukla||(510) 770-1218|
|CA (S)||Sheela Kene||(949) 786-1364|
|CA (S)||Deven Patel||(858) 231-3156|
|CA (S)||Ramjibhai Patel||(562) 659-4353|
|CO||Rajkumar Manickam||(808) 822-3012|
|FL||Suresh Gupta||(407) 529-3040|
|FL||Vijay Narang||(954) 559-7969|
|FL||Dr. Chandra Shaykher||(305) 310-0106|
|GA||Sneha Mehta||(770) 394-1353|
|GA||Karthik Subramanian||(706) 650-8158|
|IL||Raja Babu||(630) 325-1775|
|IL||Kaushik Joshi||(630) 886-4789|
|IN||Rama Belagaje||(317) 815-5524|
|LA||Vijay Shertukde ||(225) 654-6313|
|MA||Sanjay Kaul||(781) 330-1691|
|MI||Arjun Soorya||(248) 703-3754|
|NC||Keya Bhatt||(371) 679-5408|
|NJ||Arvind Patel||(973) 256-2472|
|NJ||T. V. Srinivasan||(732) 549-5814|
|NY||Ram Suchdev||(917) 776-4365|
|NY||Dr. Ila Sukhadia||(347) 886-6302|
|OH||Krutarth Jain||(513) 884-1259|
|PA||Navin Kadakia||(412) 494-4091|
|PA||Sanjay Mehta||(412) 251-9133|
|PA||Srinivasa Nangali||(412) 726-7009|
|SC||Arunima Sinha||(803) 781-9054|
|TN||Ravi Shetkar||(615) 557-4502|
|Team Members (CANADA)|
|BC||Brahma Swaroop Varma||(604) 585-7656|
|ON||Dwarka Persaud ||(519) 650-1337|