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Vande Bharatam Dinner Initiative Launched by USHA in Atlanta


ATLANTA, GA- The United States Hindu Alliance (USHA) launched the Vande Bharatam Dinner in Atlanta on June 30th to promote awareness of the evolving Hindu society and a rising Bharat. The event, attended by 225 guests, opened with an invocation to Sri Ganesha by Shreya Sunil, followed by the national anthems of the US and India. Sudhir Agarwal, Chair of the event, highlighted USHA’s mission and purpose. Honored guests included Ramesh Babu Laxmanan, Consul General of India in Atlanta, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and several community leaders.

Consul General Laxmanan discussed India’s advancements in various fields and its economic goals. Dr. Alveda King expressed gratitude and shared memories of her family’s ties with India. Other speakers included Georgia State Senator Shawn Still and candidates Narender Reddy and Ashwin Ramaswami. USHA’s National President, Gokul Kunnath, emphasized India’s democracy, diversity, and Dharma.

Prominent leaders were honored, including Dr. Deen Bandhu Chandora, Dr. Sujatha Reddy, and Dr. Bhagirath Majmudar, for their contributions to Hindu Dharma. Dr. Sreeni Gangasani received the Leadership Award, and Shree Shakti Mandir of Atlanta was recognized with the Sanatana Dharma Award. The event featured performances by local dance schools and was supported by numerous community organizations and sponsors.

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