10 Jul 2015

HMSA Stall at Janmashtami Celebration at George.R. Brown Convention Center

HMSA Stall at Janmashtami Celebration at George.R. Brown Convention Center – 2012
Rahul Chandra

Hindu Mahasabha of America Inc. (HMSA) had a stall at  Janmasthmi Celebration at George.R. Brown Convention Center Exhibit Hall B3, Houston, TX

hmsa_houston_booth_1_janmashtami_2012HMSA book exhibit featured a great variety of books ranging from Hindu Dharma to Hindu nationalism and current issues Hindus face. The turnover of people buying books was good and interestingly HMSA members witnessed a changing trend where Hindus are buying books on issues impacting 21st century Hindus like religious blasphemy, bigotry, defamation and human rights violation internationally alongside books pertinent to Hindu religion, culture, values. Also posters of Hindu Gods and Goddess were at exhibit.

hmsa_houston_booth_2_janmashtami_2012There were a great variety of books for children too ranging from Hindu epics of Ramayana, Mahabharata to short sacred stories gods and goddess from Amar Chitra Katha to the contemporary Hindu books like “Hindus under seize” by Dr. Subrahmanium Swamy and other authors. HMSA book library has a  great variety of books suiting the need of children, adults and seniors.

Rahul Chandra
Director of Media Relations
Hindu Mahasabha of America (HMSA)
Tel: 832-800-HMSA
E-mail: rahul.chandra@hmsamerica.org


10 Jul 2015

Hindu Memorial Day – Aug. 11th, 2012

hmd_logo_articleHindu Mahasabha of America calls upon Hindus all over the world  to observe August 14th as the Hindu Memorial Day with the purpose of never forgetting the long and most debilitating historical experience ever faced by any community in the course of human history. The significance of August 14th lies in the fact that this is the day back in 1947 when a large chunk of Hindu territory was handed over to the tormentors of the Hindu society without much of a fight. Hindu Mahasabha of America will be observing the day as a day of rememberance.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
— George Santayana
Saturday, August 11th, 2012

02:00pm – 05:00 pm


Arya Samaj Greater Houston

14375 Schiller Road

Houston, TX 77082


  • Hindu Memorial Day Observance
  • Real Testimonials on Hindu Human Rights Violations
  • Keynote Speeches by Mr. Bal Krishna Gupta, Dr. Gautam Bhai Patel & Dr. Richard L Benkin
  • Presentation and Discussion on Human Rights of Bhutani Hindus, Kashmir Hindus, Afghan Hindus, Pakistani Hindus, Bangladeshi Hindus
  • Guest appearance of Mr. Rahul Pandit, M.D., past president of the Indo-American Kashmir Forum
  • Panel Discussion on Political Empowerment of American Hindus
  • Q and A session

*Light Snacks Will Be Provided

* Admission is free (RSVP required)

*Hindu Literature & Book stalls

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Gautam Bhai Patel

(Internationally renowned Indic Scholar and Author)

Dr. Richard L Benkin

(Eminent International Human Right Activist )

Mr. Bal Krishna Gupta, P.E.

Eminent speaker, survivor of Alibeg concentration camp (near Indi-Pak border) and author of “Forgotten Atrocities Memoirs of a Survivor of the 1947 British Partition of India”

RSVP & Further Information

Rudranath Talukdar 281-701-2328
Rahul Chandra 832-538-9796
Dilip Mehta 832-800-4672
Jay Shah 281-940-5297


Send e-mail to: houston@hmsamerica.org

10 Jul 2015

PRESS RELEASE – Hindu Sports Day – Houston – 2012

PRESS RELEASE: Hindu Sports Day – Houston – 2012
Rahul Chandra

The second Annual Hindu Sport Day was observed on April 21st, 2012. As in the year past, this event was supported by two area temples of Houston, Houston Durgabari and Arya Samaj. The vent was a huge success with over 120 participants contesting for more than 12 categories for five games. The enthusiasm among the parents and participants was motivating and appreciative.

Building on the success of last year, this event brought together Hindu youth and adults in intense competitive spirit. This exemplified the vision of HMSA President Dilip Mehta where Hindu men and Women, boys and girls came together under a non-religious, non-sectarian gathering and showcased their sporting spirit.

HSD once again brought Hindus from all walks of life, from very successful entrepreneurs and multi-millionaires to recent Hindu refugees from Bhutan who were in the early part of realizing their own American Dream. To see them compete as one, under one roof was extremely heartwarming.

The prizes were won by:

Art Competition

(1) Elementary (Gold) – Kanika T (Silver) – Adarsha P (Bronze) – Amogha P

(2) Middle / High School (Gold) – Ria Otwani (Silver) – Navya (Bronze) – Lakshmi

Spelling Bee

(1) Elementary (Gold) – Adarsh Shah   (Silver) – Kanika Talwar  (Bronze) – Anshuman Patil

(2) Middle School (Gold) Pawan    Jajoo Silver – Amol Patil  (Bronze) – Chakra Jonnalagadda

(3) High School (Gold) – Asmita Talukdar  (Silver) – Neil Patel   C. Carrom

Under 18 (Gold) – Sudip Tamang  (Silver) – Anuj Jaju  (Bronze) – Pawan Jaju

(2) Open (Gold) – Hitesh Seal (Silver)  – Gayatri Sista  (Bronze) – Venkatesh Gutta


(Gold) – Sai Chilukoori  (Silver) – Amit Banerjee  (Bronze) – Pratik Pohuja

Table Tennis

Singles – Under 18 Gold – Aditya Dargan  Silver – Krishna Goswami

Singles – Open (Gold) – Rudranath Talukdar  (Silver) – Prakash Goswami

Doubles – Open (Gold)  – Shaan Patel and Sanjay Chauhan (Silver) – Rudranath Talukdar and Aditya Dargan


For Further Information, please contact

Rahul Chandra
Secretary, HMSA
Houston Chapter
E-Mail: rahul.chandra@hmsamerica.org