The New Jersey chapter of the VHPA organized the HHD to celebrate India’s diverse culture and heritage. The family-friendly festival, open to all community members, was themed “Glimpses of the States of India”. It incorporated a fusion of music, dance, arts and crafts, food and cultural activities from the various states of India.
“VHPA wants to provide today’s youth with a platform to exhibit their talent and skills, and connect these second-generation youth and their families with their rich heritage,” says Brahm Sharma, President of the NJ Chapter. Arun Joshi, Secretary of the NJ Chapter, adds, “By making HHD an annual event, we want to help the public understand cherished Hindu values and different aspects of the vibrant Indian tradition.” Jai Bansal, the Chapter Treasurer feels that the Hindu Heritage Day provides an excellent opportunity for our children to develop deeper understanding of their heritage through activities like the Poster Competition in a fun-filled atmosphere.