Global Bhutanese Hindu Organization- America (GBHO-A) held its third semi-annual convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a day long close door interaction session July 2, 2016.
Speaking to the audience and participants Pundit, Dadiram Neopaney remarked, “The rich ancient tradition and culture that we have brought to our new country is an asset and we should practice and educate our younger generation with due respect and discipline. The main essence of the philosophy Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- the world is one family is and shall remain our discipline forever.”
Krishna Phuyel, a noted spiritual personality explained the meaning, definition and theme of spirituality, religion and religious believes. “Love, respect, charity, peace and non-violence are the gems of the Sanataan Dharma- eternal order that is the inherited laws we are brought-up with. It our responsibility to keep it unaffected and transfer to our younger generation in culturally appropriate way”, Phuyel said.
The program hosted by Om Kaar Pariwar, based in Pittsburgh and organized by GBHO-A, was attended by the representatives from North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Speaking to the closing session of the conference Kamal Dhimal, acting chief-coordinator of the organization expressed that, “three years ago we felt the importance of preserving and promoting our culture in our new home country that encouraged us to have an organization that acts as our institution. And, through the guidance of the institution we can practice our religious, cultural and traditional events and festivals to their true meanings. We have started our journey and moving with open hand support from all the community members from different states and cities.”
“We have representatives in 22 different states in the US and we are expanding. We are receiving encouraging feedbacks and constructive criticisms from our reverent Swamis, Acharyas and volunteers. We are preparing ourselves for announcing the structure, guidelines and our annual calendar during the third conference”, Dhimal further added.
This gathering organized for evaluation, planning and preparation for the upcoming third conference to be held in Charlotte, NC this November, 26 was moderated by Tara Phuyel and chaired by Pundit Dadi Ram Neopaney.