Swami Vigyananand Ji

Founder & Global chairman of world Hindu Foundation (WHF) and chief organizer of world Hindu Congress held in Delhi in 2014 and world Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) 2015 in London. He is a towering practitioner intellectual of Sanatan Dharmaand a distinguished scholar on Hinduism and global Hindu movement. He is an intellectual mentor and strategic guide for hundreds of distinguished Hindu actitvists and organizations operating multitude of Hindu empowerment and awareness projects with a worldwide scope comprising Asia Pacific, European, south Asian, African and American regions. He is currently Jt. General secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Bharat. He did his Bachelors in in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Kharagpur, India.

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, organizational, and political, as well as the unique leadership and contributions of Hindu women and youth. WHC also serves as a platform to address critical issues impacting Hindus worldwide, including human rights, discrimination, and cultural assaults.

Hindus have faced insurmountable odds over the last several centuries, yet have been able to nourish and sustain Hindu civilization. Thus, it is incumbent upon this and future generations to build upon their legacy. WHC seeks to rise to this call.

Why World Hindu Congress?

When people are able to come together on a shared platform for a shared purpose, inspired by shared values, only good things happen. But such opportunities for Hindus, specifically, have been few and far between. The World Hindu Congress seeks to change that.

In the past, Hindus have held a number of forums and conferences intermittently. But the outcomes of resulting resolutions and implementation of action plans have been sporadic at best. Many of these events never covered dimensions critically important to Hindus such as education, media, politics, and economy with regularity. Moreover, not many of these events were cross-dimensional in nature.

Hindus have both spiritual and secular needs. Unfortunately, many of the secular needs and challenges have been left for others to handle. The WHC seeks to fill in this very important gap.

The World Hindu Congress is an informal organization organized by World Hindu Foundation. But it is dependent on the efforts of volunteers representing Hindu organizations from around the world. Each Congress will be held in a different part of the world. All Hindu organizations, associations, and institutions are encouraged to participate and invited to become partners in World Hindu Congress.

WHC 2018

The second World Hindu Congress will be held in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. from September 7 – 9, 2018.

Inspired by the Hindu principle, Sumantrite Suvikrante or THINK COLLECTIVELY, ACHIEVE VALIANTLY, the World Hindu Congress 2018 promises to be a movement not to be missed. On the eve of the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address to the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago, Hindus from around the world and of all backgrounds are invited to actively participate.

As in WHC 2014, seven parallel conferences will be held:

  1. World Hindu Economic Forum
  2. Hindu Educational Conference
  3. Hindu Media Conference
  4. Hindu Organisational Conference
  5. Hindu Political Conference
  6. Hindu Women Conference
  7. Hindu Youth Conference

Each of these conferences will focus on an area of strategic importance to the Hindu civilization and humanity. Interactive sessions will offer space to deliberate the challenges and opportunities facing Hindu communities across the globe, and seek tangible solutions based on these deliberations. These sessions will also open up avenues for collaboration between the leadership of the seven conferences.

All Hindu organisations, associations, and institutions are encouraged to participate and invited to become partners in WHC 2018. For any queries, please contact us at info@worldhinducongress.org

Come and be a part of Hindu Renaissance!