Rally in demand of Hindu Holidays on Friday 10 April

In demand for Hindu Holidays in NYC schools, multiple Hindu groups in NYC will hold a ‘Grand Rally’ in front of City Hall on Friday, 10th April 2015 at 12 noon. The organizers are mostly Bangladeshi groups and had requested all other groups from any country to join.

Organizers are expecting a huge crowd from at least 2 dozens organizations and requested everybody to join with their banner. The organizers planned to handover a memorandum to the Mayor on the same day.  

Organizer Sitangshu Guha informed that they had sent memorandams to almost all city council members which stated that, NYC is home to about 1 million Hindus who are the immigrants  from India, Bangladesh, NepalSri LankaBhutan, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Afghanistan, the Caribbean (TrinidadGuyanaSuriname), Fiji, South Africa and African continent,  and other countries; and their descendants, followed by the thousands of American adherents of the ISKCON movement (the Hare Krishna group). It added, Hindu holidays are traditionally marked by various cultural festivities and spiritual retreats that promote and celebrate human excellence. Moreover, Hinduism propagates self-awareness and fosters tolerance, healing, and peaceful coexistence. The memorandum also pointed out that, when the city schools are closed on holidays of other faiths, not doing so on the Hindu holidays is akin to discrimination. 

For more info: Sitangshu Guha  guhasb@gmail.com; & 646-696-5569; Shyamal Chakraborty 917-415-9261; Sushil Saha 646-454-1882; Suvo Roy 646-463-9282 & Pradip das 718-674-4545. Pradip Malaker 646-479-5275

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