FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Hindus Support the People of Japan
March 15, 2011
Mr. Pradip Parekh, Convener of the Global Affairs Committee of the Hindu Mahasabha of America(aka Hindu Congress of America), on behalf of the organization, expressed condolences and support to the valiant and resourceful people of Japan in their hour of need in the wake of catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. American Hindus shall join in the worldwide organized effort to do their part to help those affected in Japan, and pray that Japan will be expeditiously restored.
Mr. Parekh recalled the role played by Japan in India’s freedom struggle in its support to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Rash Behari Bose and the formation of Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army). It was the Naval revolt, which in turn was inspired by the INA and leadership of Netaji, that played a decisive role in British colonialsts granting India its freedom. Mr. Parekh further added that American Hindus can pay the debt to the people of Japan by generously donating to the relief effort.
He further recommended on behalf of the organization thatAmerican Hindus use the the following charities that are active in the relief effort in Japan.
Convener & Spokesperson
Global Affairs Committee
Hindu Mahasabha of America