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Hindus back Catholics upset over Guadalupe artwork in Santa Fe

Hindus are supporting Catholics upset over the controversial Our Lady of Guadalupe painting currently exhibiting in a Santa Fe (New Mexico) art gallery.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, stressed that artists should be more sensitive while handling faith related subjects. Casual flirting sometimes resulted in pillaging serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and hurting the devotees.

Two more Hindu days added to New Jersey schools’ religious holidays list

New Jersey State Board of Education (NJSBE), in a December three revision, added “Goverdhan Puja” and “Pongal” to its “List of Religious Holidays Permitting Student Absence from School” at the urging of Universal Society of Hinduism.

Hindus hail “Yoga Room” launch at Chicago Midway Airport

Hindus have applauded launching of “Yoga Room” at Chicago Midway International Airport, calling it a “step in the positive direction”. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Burlington International Airport Vermont—all in USA, and Helsinki Airport in Finland, already offer yoga facilities.

Priyanka Chopra and Frieda Pinto lend support to ‘Girl Rising’ India initiative

In a first of its kind, Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra, and Hollywood actress Freida Pinto lend their support and promoted ‘Girl Rising’ India,  which throws light on a campaign to increase secondary school completion rates for girls and reduce gender-based discrimination in India.

Zed pleads Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has appealed to the fellow Hindus to continue leading in marriage rates in USA as compared to other religious groups, and upholding the sanctity of the marriage

Sohail Khan to start Girls Volleyball team

Mumbai, November 17, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): In 2009 when Salman Khan started CCL with Sohail Khan and Suniel Shetty, they certainly must not have thought that CCL will extend from a 4 film industry collaboration to 8 film industries and be the biggest league to help the cause of the needy. CCL in association with Hrudaya foundation will take care of 100 children suffering from heart problems, this season.

Koenig Celebrates Children’s Day with Underprivileged Students •

New Delhi, Nov 14, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): There was talent galore when singing, dancing and other skills of underprivileged children came to fore during Children’s Day celebrations organized by Koenig Solutions at Shakupur Village today.

20th edition of Kolkata International Film Festival flagged of in style, turns competitive

Kolkata, November, 10, 2014 (Washington Bangla Radio): The 20th edition of Kolkata International film Festival begins its journey with a star studded evening as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishekh Bachchan, Tanuja, Deepika Padukone , Irfaan Khan and other icons of the Indian cinema along with International delegates like Paul Cox inaugurated the festival. 


Hindus upset at inappropriate depiction of Hindu gods in Vancouver photo project

Hindus are upset at depiction of Hindu gods in Vancouver (Canada) photographer’s recently premiered photo project “Gods of Suburbia”, calling it highly inappropriate. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, was highly critical of Dina Goldstein’s photo project for trivializing the highly revered deities of Hinduism, Ganesh and Lakshmi. In this photo project, Ganesh is shown sitting on a bench in Fairview Elementary and apparently being bullied by kids.

Recognizing Outstanding Contribution in the Prevention of Drug Addiction, Awareness Generation, Research and Rehabilitation

Alcoholism and drug abuse is a pysco-social-medical problem requiring a holistic approach – from prevention and early detection to effective intervention, rehabilitation and social integration. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is the nodal Ministry for drug demand reduction.

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