Nevada (US), Aug 27 (ANI): Prominent Hindu leaders and activists from various parts of USA and Canada will gather in Sunnyvale Hindu Temple in California (USA) on August 28 to discuss current issues facing the worldwide Hindu community.
Starting with conch blowing, California Hinduism Summit, first such gathering in the western USA, will also confer on topics like Hinduism preservation and unity, science behind Hinduism, Hindu living and concepts and spirituality, maintaining Hindu identity, clearing misconceptions, etc. Exhibition of Hindu living and spiritual practices will also be organized on the occasion and the Summit will end with question-answer session.
Noted religious statesman Rajan Zed will be honored with "Vishwa Nagrik Adhikar Hindu Shiromani Puraskar" (Global Civil Rights Hindu Jewel Award) on the occasion. According to Forum for Hindu Awakening, one of the Summit coordinators, Zed has been chosen for this special honor "for consistently, bravely and selflessly taking-up human/civil rights and religious freedom/equality issues worldwide in the spirit of Hinduism". Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism and Senior Fellow of Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, has undertaken Hindu, interfaith, religion, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world.
The Summit has received blessings of various prominent Hindu saints of India. It will also honor Dr. Mihir Meghani and Easan Katir with Vishwa Hindu Ratna awards on the occasion.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. (ANI)