Prime Minister Narendra Modi writes to congratulate winners and hopes winners will propagate identity.
Ten Indian American youths were recently honored by Hindus of Greater Houston (HGH) at its 10th annual awards event. The nominations were made by multiple Hindu faith-based organizations for services to the community and promoting Hindu Culture. The event took place on December 19.
HGH, a non-profit organization, stated that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the winners while calling the awards, a chance for the Indian diaspora, particularly youths to strengthen their connection with their roots..
“The winners will surely help propagate the richness of our magnificent identity, particularly among the young generations,” wrote Modi in a letter to the HGH. Modi further stated that the Indian diaspora settled in various parts of the world have continued to be the ambassadors of India’s glorious tradition and culture. He further added, “With the noble philosophy of love, harmony, and compassion, Sanatana Dharma is a guiding light to humanity. Its universal appeal has always attracted and influenced people across the world. Our rich cultural heritage is marked by a continuity spanning thousands of years, transcending physical and geographical boundaries.”
Consul General of India in Houston Aseem Majahan presented the awards to the youths and congratulated them for showcasing participation and leadership within the community.
The following are the awardees.
- Abhimanyu Aggarwal Hindu Heritage Youth Camp
- Anish Nayak Sewa International
- Anusha Sathyanarayan Eternal Gandhi Museum of Houston
- Kruthi Patel BAPS
- Nithya Ramankulangara Sri Meenakshi Temple Society
- Sandeep Prabhakar Global Organisation of Divinity
- Vipaschit Nanda Arya Samaj
- Rajit Shah Vallabh Vidya Mandir
- Namita Pallod of Sanatan Hindu Dharma and Komal Luthra of Young Hindus of Greater Houston received the two special awards.