VP Naidu to address World Hindu Congress in US

New Delhi: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will embark on a two-day visit from September 8 to the United States to deliver an address at the 2nd World Hindu Congress (WHC) in Chicago.

According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Naidu will also interact with the members of the Indian community during the visit.

The WHC, which is slated to be held from September 7 to 9, is a “global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. It offers Hindus an opportunity to introspect towards improvement and tap into their collective resources to seek tangible solutions to the most pressing issues of this age,” according to its website.

Held once every four years, WHC’s seven parallel conferences showcase how the values, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit of the global Hindu community find expression in a variety of spheres, including economic, education, media, organisational, and political, as well as the unique leadership and contributions of Hindu women and youth, the site added.

The global event also marks the commemoration of 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago.