5th Australian National Hindu Conference to be held in Brisbane


Conference theme: “United communities, United Australia”

The Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia (VHP Australia) believes in the ideals of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (world is one family) and has been actively serving the community to this end. VHP Australia has been organising national conferences for the past four years.

These conferences have been successful in providing a common platform for Hindu organisations to network and present their activities on how they are serving their local community. These conferences have also providing an opportunity for various levels of Governments to become aware of the Hindu community and its services to the larger society. Encouraged by the success of the previous conference, this year, the VHP Australia, Queensland Chapter is organising the 5th Australian National Hindu Conference in Brisbane and welcomes you all to this unique event. The Conference entitled “United communities, United Australia” is to be held on Saturday 27thAugust 2016 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Please note that this is not a philosophical or a religious conference but a community conference. Venue: Mercure Hotel, 85-87, North Quay, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hindus constitute 15% of the world population. The 2011 Census of the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicated that Hindu Dharma is one of the fastest growing religions in Australia. Hindus have always been a contributing community in the society they live in. As Hindus, we need to consider ourselves privileged as we are representing one of the most ancient and profound spiritual traditions and cultures that is an ocean of spiritual knowledge. On the other hand, there is also a significant lack of understanding and awareness of the great values that Hindu Dharma upholds. The Vedas are the fountain head of profound knowledge that the entire mankind can benefit from. As Hindus we believe in – ekam sat viprāhbahudhāvadanti – that Truth is one but is described in many ways.

This belief has made Hindu Dharma inclusive, plural and diverse. Unity in diversity is a hallmark of Hindu 2 Dharma. As the rainbow is made beautiful by the seven different colours, so also the diversity within the Hindu Dharma makes it strong, beautiful and resilient. The Hindu society is diverse in terms of language, traditions, art, customs, festivals, costume, and food habits. In Australia, there are Hindus from India and many different parts of the world. There are many Temples, Organisations, Associations, Institutions, groups and individuals in the Hindu society working actively to serve Hindus and the wider Australian society.

The aim of this conference is to bring all Australian Hindus to a common platform to network, share experiences and highlight their contribution to the Australian society. It will also be an opportunity for united Hindu community to highlight to the government and political leaders and to the wider Australian society, how the Hindu community is contributing to strengthening the multicultural fabric of Australia. Hindu youth are our future. This conference will also focus on the significant role Australian Hindu youth are required to play in preserving our values and culture for posterity, contributing as a good citizen towards strengthening Australia.

The conference would cover the following topics: 1. Working with Government Agencies 2. Collaboration among Hindu Organisations 3. The role of Australian Hindu Youth in preserving Hindu Dharma in Australia 4. Bridging the gap amongst Hindus from different countries 5. Hindu Organisations, Temples and Associations(HOTA) serving the society

Registration fee $50 per person (includes conference material, morning and afternoon teas and vegetarian Lunch).

Organisations, temples, associations and individuals are welcome to send their interest regarding participation and sponsorship to:

Mano Krishnamohan President Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc., Queensland Chapter Email: mano.krishna@vhp.org.au Phone: 0431 375 926 WWW.VHP.OR

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