HSS launches Hindu Education Foundation

via HSS published on November 18, 2005

As per a recent estimate, in addition to more than 2 million Hindus of Indian origin, the US is now home to nearly 1 million Hindus of non-Indian origin. And another 15 million Americans have taken to Hindu practices like Yoga, meditation and Ayurveda which are now commonplace in the American mainstream. A growing number of prominent Hindu physicians, teachers, scientists, software engineers and entrepreneurs are making their mark in this country.


 


Although Hindu presence and influence is visible, misconceptions about India in general and about Hinduism and Hindus in particular prevail among the general public as well as in academic settings.  Hindu Education Foundation, an educational project of Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, strives to replace these various misconceptions with a correct representation of India and Hinduism. Such a true representation becomes necessary in a changing world that continues to be plagued by religious misunderstanding, intolerance, hate and violence.  A right understanding of any faith including that of Hinduism would lead to peace and harmony as well as preservation and nurturing of religious diversity, a vital necessity for the continued well being of any nation.


 


Hindu Education Foundation (HEF) (On the web: http://www.hindueducation.org) is planning to work with school boards across the country to correct the mis-representation of Hinduism and India in school textbooks. For example, when studying about Hinduism or Hindus or India, you would have predominantly heard about castes and cows. Not about Yoga, Ayurveda, Science and Technology from Ancient India, Not about Modern India’s achievements etc…HEF is strived to work in correcting these mis-representations.



HEF is interested in talking to students (past or present) of middle/high schools, who have studied about Hinduism or India, as part of their curriculum. HEF is interested in learning your experiences.


 
Interested students/individuals, who would like to share their experiences can contact.



Khanderao Kand –   [email protected]


Anjali Patel          –   [email protected]

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