Saturday November 21st, 2009
The year 2009 NHSF (UK) brought to you ‘Hindu Times’, which was hosted at City University, where misconceptions of the Hindu faith, which are found in the world today, were challenged.
“Women Oppressed in Hindu Dharma”
“Hindu Dharma Goes Bollywood”
“Mahabharata and Ramayana Irrelevant Myths”
If you picked up a newspaper containing these headlines what would your reaction be and what would you do? Hindu Times encouraged the younger generation to tackle these misconceptions and taught them how imperative it is to act. Hindu Times aimed to engage, empower and inspire Hindu students to stand up in what they believe in. It looked into three aspects, spirituality, the Hindu community and politics, and the issues surrounding these areas, for example, caste discrimination and under representation of Hindus in British politics.
Ultimately, the stimulating and thought provoking workshops and lectures, which also included a question time session with respected politicians as the panel, gave students and the wider community an understanding of how vital it is to get your voice heard and to make a Statement.Watch Tony Blair speaking about the Hindu Times