India’s first Cultural Diplomat to the United States returns home


Moxraj is one of the 162 teachers that the Indian government sent three years ago across the world for various diplomatic missions. (Image: Twitter)

Moxraj was appointed by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and served a three-year tenure teaching Sanskrit, Hindi, Yoga, and other Indian traditional practices in several American states.

Dr Moxraj, India’s first cultural diplomat to the United States, returned home to India. Moxraj has spent the last three years teaching Sanskrit, Hindi, Yoga, meditation, and spreading traditional Indian culture in several American states. He was one among the 162 teachers sent for various diplomatic missions across the globe by the Indian Council for Cultural Relation three years ago under an initiative of the Narendra Modi government, which has aimed to create awareness about traditional Indian culture. 

Moxraj believes that the Vedic doctrine of “Vasudhaiva  Kutumbakam” (The world is a family) has found its resonance in the post-pandemic world. “India is the only country which believes in the doctrine of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, and this idea of India is not new but from the time of man’s origin, hence it was inspired by Yatra Vishva Bhavatyekanidam in the Yajurveda,” he said at the Indian embassy as he concluded his tenure. 

At the farewell reception at the Indian Embassy, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu acknowledged the “good work” and contribution by Moxraj in spreading Indian culture and values. In a tweet, Moxraj announced his return and said: “Namaste America.

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