Hindu YUVA at California State University, East Bay, 10/26/2019:

The Hindu Yuva Team at CSUEB arranged a Diwali Milan on 26th October 2019 from 6 PM to 9 PM at UU 311(Above Taco bell), CSUEB. We performed Laxmi Pooja, followed by a performance by professionals (Bharatnatyam and Indian classical singing) and Hindu Yuva Team members. In the end, there was an Indian Cuisine Dinner, available to all.

Hindu YUVA at Iowa State University, 10/27/19:

Potluck with Hindu Yuva team and volunteers and Indian Student’s Association Committee.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 10/25/19:

Hindu YUVA UWGB celebrated Diwali and dinner was available for all students without any cost. There was also an option to get Henna at $5 per hand and all proceeds went to a charity for reviving the Cauvery River in Bharat (Cauvery Calling).

Hindu YUVA UWGB raised approximately $100 at the event for reviving the Cauvery River in Bharat. Students really enjoyed the free Indian food (catered from a local Indian restaurant) and getting henna done.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, 10/20/19:

Hindu YUVA UMass hosted a Diwali Puja for students to participate in for free with dinner afterward. It was a great event with many participants and many students gained an interest in joining the club as well afterward.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Texas at Dallas, 10/18/2019:

Hindu YUVA UT Dallas and UT Arlington in partnership with Sewa International had their second Speaker on Campus event for Fall 2019 about ‘Interfaith relationship management for Hindu Americans’. Dr. Dilip Amin ji who is the author of book ‘Interfaith Marriage’ was the speaket at the event.

Hindu YUVA at Iowa State University, 10/5/2019:

The Hindu YUVA Team at Iowa State University volunteered at Meals for the Heartland. The team packed food into packages that were to be delivered across the globe. This Sewa activity was done alongside Des Moines Shakha.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Texas at Dallas, 10/25/19:

Hindu YUVA UT Dallas and UT Arlington celebrated Diwali Milan with Aarti, Bhajan Sandhya, a Baudhik and Food. Bala Krishnan ji, a senior Sangh pracharak from Bharat graced the event as chief guest.

Hindu YUVA at The Ohio State University, 10/4/2019:

Hindu YUVA OSU organized a Speaker on Campus event, the topic being “Transgenerational Trauma”.

Dr. Rajat Mitra is a New Delhi based author, psychologist and an authority on victims of trauma. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a clinical psychologist who has worked with militants and radicalized youth on one hand, and survivors of mass violence and genocide on the other. He was given the Ashoka fellowship for pioneering work in changing the core of the criminal justice system in India. In 2011, Dr. Mitra accepted the UN Public Service Award for gender justice, the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service.

The many narratives he heard over a thirty-year career of providing support for human rights violations and abuses, gave him psychological insights into two of the most disturbing issues of our times: how radicalized youth cope with religious indoctrination and how psychological trauma of survivors gets passed on as narratives from generation to generation.

In 2014, while studying at a Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma conducted by Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mitra became aware of the deep link between trans-generational trauma, collective memory and the effort to preserve them through poems and literature. This along with his first-hand experience in the refugee camps in Kashmir led to his recent book, “The Infidel Next Door”, a fiction to help understand the trans-generational nature of trauma among the Kashmiris of Hindu Heritage.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Texas at Dallas & Arlington, 9/13/2019:

Hindu YUVA UT Dallas & UT Arlington organized Speaker on Campus event. Niloofer Ji who is an exponent of Vedanta and Sanskrit gave a talk on “Insights into Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living”.

Hindu YUVA at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 9/26/2019:

Hindu YUVA UIUC organized a Speaker on Campus event. Sumedha Verma Ojha visited our campus to give a talk about the status of women in Hindu culture. After two decades in the Indian Revenue Service, Sumedha Verma Ojha now follows her passion, Ancient India; Writing and speaking across the world on ancient Indian history, society, women, religion and the epics.