Fourth New Zealand Hindu Conference focuses on Serving NZ

Press Release – Hindu Council of New Zealand

Hindu Council of New Zealand welcomes all to the 4th New Zealand Hindu Conference Hindu conference, entitled “Serving Community – Serving New Zealand” that will be held on 12th and 13th May in Auckland.19 February 2012

Fourth New Zealand Hindu Conference focuses on Serving New Zealand

Hindu Council of New Zealand welcomes all to the 4th New Zealand Hindu Conference Hindu conference, entitled “Serving Community – Serving New Zealand” that will be held on 12th and 13th May in Auckland.

There are many individuals and groups in the tradition and culture of Hindu Dharma, working actively to serve Hindu and the wider Aotearoa (New Zealand) society. The goal of this conference is to provide a platform and to bring together all Hindu volunteers, organizations and temples that are currently, capably contributing to the society, and to showcase their contribution to New Zealand.

Seva” (selflessly serving those in need) is a core value that underpins Hindu Dharma, and “Daan” (charity) is a component of Seva. Such selfless efforts by volunteers and philanthropists are not usually publicized. The Fourth National Hindu conference will provide the forum to bring forth their activities and the outcomes of those activities to the community and their motivation and commitment to volunteering, to the wider public.

The conference will include discussions on Hindu community’s contribution in serving New Zealand community through the education sector, media, health services, social and community services, and youth development. Youth will illustrate their contribution to community service.

This conference will be of interest to members of general public who are keen to learn about community service projects, and to volunteers interested in various models of volunteer as well as community development. It will also be of interest to community development practitioners, to academics who may wish to observe or work with specific communities and to students and individuals who may be keen to explore opportunities for volunteering.

Organisations, temples, associations and individuals are welcome to send their interest regarding:
• presentation at the conference on the impact and outcomes of their services;
• participation in the conference either as a group or as an individual;
to the conference coordinator: Email hinduconference@gmail.com

Hindu Council of New Zealand Website: hinducouncil.org.nz

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