First Newzealand Hindu Conference

published on April 13, 2007

P.O. Box 6240, Whakarewarewa
Rotorua, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

We are very pleased to inform you that the 1st New Zealand Hindu Conference, a historic event for the Hindu community in
New Zealand, will be held at the Hindu Heritage Centre, Mangere East, Auckland on 12 and 13 May 2007. The preparations are going well.

Hindu Heritage Centre (HHC) is 8.5 acres of land and buildings (previously Te Wananga O Aotearoa campus) and is now run by Hindu Heritage Charitable Trust. The mission of HHC are to deliver services of education, self development, cultural development, sports development, and care for the elderly, youth and children; and to bring all like-minded organisations and institutions in New Zealand together to promote universal human value and co-existence.

Please note that the 1st NZ Hindu conference is not a religious or philosophical conference but a community conference. The number of delegates to the conference is LIMITED (to a maximum of 150). We are overwhelmed by the response we have received so far, and it appears that the conference has caught the imagination of the people. We have confirmed participation from various government agencies, professionals, university staff, business leaders, Maori elders, and community and youth leaders.

The theme of the 1st New Zealand Hindu Conference is “The contribution of Hindu community to the national life of
New Zealand “. It will cover the economic, health, environmental, social and cultural aspects. This conference provides a platform for all the Hindu organisations/ temples/ like-minded groups to showcase their contributions to the New Zealand society. This will be in the form of exhibitions on ‘Contributions of Hindus to New Zealand society’ and also ‘Contributions of Hindus to the World of Science’. There are 7 paper presentation sessions and 3 workshops. The workshops will focus on issues which are common to all Hindu organisations, and also to the wider community, such as “Health and wellbeing”, “Education and culture” and “Social beliefs and family”.

Please note that all the conference papers and workshop deliberations will be published and the copies will be available to the government agencies and community workers, and also to all participants of the conference.

Early-bird registration fee (before
15 April 2007) will be $100.00 per person. Normal registration fee (after 15 April 2007) is $150.00 per person.

Look forward to your participation and support.

With kind regards
Dr Guna Magesan
Conference Coordinator
General Secretary, Hindu Council of New Zealand Inc.


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