COVID-19 Hindu Forum Europe

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As of 25 March 2020, more than 416 916 cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide by more than 150 countries. An increasing proportion of global cases are from EU/EEA countries and the UK. As of 25 March, 204 930 cases and 11 810 deaths have been reported in the EU/EEA and the UK. The number of reported COVID-19 cases is rapidly increasing in all EU/EEA countries and the UK, and the notification rate is increasing at similar trajectory as was ...

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Passing of Shri Srutidharma Dasji

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On behalf of everyone at Hindu Forum of Europe,  I would like to express our most sincere sadness at the passing of  Shri Srutidharma Dasji who was our spiritual leader. In this time of great sorrow, please know that HFE is with Bhaktivedanta Manor  and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Srutidharma Dasji  was the Temple president at Bhaktivedanta Manor and  has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer couples of months ago. The news was unexpected as there ...

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Rethink move against CAA, India tells EU

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With the European Parliament set to debate and vote on a motion tabled by a large chunk of its members against the Citizenship Act (CAA), India has issued a warning. Official sources in New Delhi told PTI that the EU Parliament should not take actions that call into question the rights and authority of democratically elected legislatures. “The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is a matter entirely internal to India and the law was adopted through democratic means after a public ...

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5th Diwali at EU Parliament

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Hindu Forum of Europe, MEP Neena Gill along with other Parliamentarians and Indian Embassy, hosted the Diwali celebrations in European Parliament for the fifth time amidst a lot of jubilation and cheers from the estimated hundred and more audience present in the Member’s Restaurant on 9th October 2019.

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Diwali celebrations in Rome, Italy by Unione Induista Italiana, 6th of November 2018

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DIVAVAL festivals
THE HOLIDAY HOLIDAY

Tuesday 6 November 2018

An event under the patronage of the Embassy of India in Rome.
On the occasion of Dipavali (or Diwali), the Hindu Festival of Light , symbol of the good that destroys the darkness of ignorance and selfishness, the Italian Hindu Union – Sanatana Dharma Samgha (UII) – in collaboration with the Embassy of ‘India in Rome – offers an entire day dedicated to Indian culture. The main purpose of the event is to celebrate, like many other capitals of ...

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Opening of the new centre of Hindu Forum of Luxembourg

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The Hindu Forum Luxembourg (HFL) opened the doors to its new centre at 219 Rue de Beggen in June.

The HFL was created by 21 members of the Hindu community in Luxembourg from India, Nepal, Mauritius and Sri Lanka last September, and the centre hopes to welcome new European members in the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region.

The premises contain a Pooja Room designated for prayers and meditation, but the centre will also teach children about Vedanta (Hindu philosophy) and be ...

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British Indian Awards 2018 – Women of the Year went to Lakshmi Vyas

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The Hindu Forum of Europe congratulates Lakshmi Vyas for the award Woman of the Year given to
her on 16th of July 2018 by the British Indian Awards.

The awards acknowledged and rewarded the efforts of the British Indian community across sectors ranging from Entrepreneur of the Year to Best in Creative Industries.

The event is run yearly by Oceanic Consulting an ethnic consulting and promotions organisation in the UK, who were shortlisted at the Asian Media Awards 2017 for their work in the Marketing and ...

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General Assembly of the Hindu Forum Europe, 16th of June 2018

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16th of June 2018, the General Assembly met to discuss the annual financial report, the approval of new members and the election of the new board. Present were members of the HFBelgium, HFBritain, HFSweden, HFHungary, Hindu Union Italy, Hindoe Raad Nederland, NCHT.
New members were approved: HFLuxembourg, HFSwitzerland, Hindu Matters Britain
Guest: Meenaxi Sundaram from France
The Financial report was approved. There is a concern to get membership fees and find donors to support our cause. The new board was elected:
  • President Dr Lakshmi ...
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Cardinal Tauran’s sad demise

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The 74-year old cardinal passed away on July 5 at Hartford, U.S., where he was undergoing treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

The Holy Father noted that the cardinal “entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See, and exercised with competence, among others, the post of Secretary for Relations with States.”   “Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to head the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, he was an advisor who was listened to and appreciated, particularly because of the relationships of trust and esteem he was able ...

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Meeting with Prime Minister Modi (16th February 2018)

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On Friday 16th February Mahaprabhu dasa, Director of MOSA, met with Prime Minister Modi in his Residency. Mahaprabhu dasa, General Secretary of the Hindu Forum of Belgium together with the author of the book Sushma Bahl and the Co-Curator of the Show presented the PM a copy of Forms of Devotion- The Spiritual in Indian Art a two-volume set book published by MOSA.
He spoke with the PM about the possibility of presenting the Exhibit Forms of Devotion in a ...

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Diwali in Brussels Report 2017 by Dr. Lakshmi Vyas, President HFE

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Hindu Forum of Europe and Golden Tours Foundation, wish to thank you for being a part of the  Diwali celebrations at European Parliament on 11th October and 12th October 2017, making the programme doubly successful.

A robust  220 persons were present including, Vice President, MEPs, Ambassadors, NGOs, Spiritual Leaders, Academicians, professors and each one of you. The delegates and dignitaries present expressed their good wishes and appreciated the efforts put in by HFE and GTF.  List attached.

Geoffrey Van Orden set the ...

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Vatican’s message for Deepavali ‎2017

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The Vatican has issued a message for the Hindu festival of Deepavali or Diwali,  inviting Christians and Hindus to join hands to create a healthy society, by going beyond tolerance and genuinely respecting and appreciating the “diversity of cultures and customs within our communities.”

The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on Monday released its message for the annual festival of lights, which this year is celebrated on Oct. 18 or 19 in various parts of India.

What is also needed is genuine respect and appreciation for the ...

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Diwali at the European Parliament 2017

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On the 11th of October the Hindu Forum of Europe organized a Diwali Reception and Dinner at the European Parliament. MEP Geoffrey Van Orden who is the President of the EU-India Delegation hosted the event. The Indian Embassy and its new Ambassador to the EU Gaitri Kumar also supported it. Golden Tours Foundation from the UK sponsored the event. About 200 MEP’s, NGOs, Religious Leaders, Ambassadors and Hindu Leaders participated in the event. There were several speeches and cultural presentations. ...

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