Democratic conference kicks off amid chanting of mantras


Washington, August 17

Scriptures from Vedas and Mahabharata rendered by a Hindu lady from Chinmaya Mission in Texas and prayer by a Sikh neighborhood chief from Wisconsin Gurdwara echoed at an interfaith service held just about to kick off the historic Democratic National Convention (DNC).

The four-day conference starting on Monday native time will formally nominate former vice-president Joe Biden because the Democratic presidential candidate for the November three election and Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris as his working mate.

Interfaith service

  • Scriptures from Vedas and Mahabharata rendered by a Hindu lady from Chinmaya Mission in Texas and prayer by a Sikh neighborhood chief from Wisconsin Gurdwara echoed at an interfaith service.
  • The assembly was opened by Pardeep Kaleka, son of Oak Creek Gurdwara founder Sawant Singh Kaleka who died in a mass capturing at a gurdwara in 2012. A white supremacist shot lifeless six individuals and wounded 4.

On the eve of the DNC that may break a glass ceiling, Josh Dickson, National Faith Engagement Director at Biden for President, on Sunday held an interfaith service to rejoice America’s collective energy, range, and humanity and put together to unite round Biden’s imaginative and prescient for a kinder and stronger nation.

“As we set out to nominate, one of the most experienced and well respected leaders of our time, as the next presidential nominee, and as we set out to nominate the first woman vice-presidential nominee with Indian roots, we invoke the grace of the Lord, and seek divine inspiration from eternal Hindu scriptures,” mentioned Neelima Gonuguntla, a Texas legal professional.

A board member of Chinmaya Mission Dallas Fort Worth, one of many largest Hindu organisations within the US, Gonuguntala recited the ‘Shanti (peace) mantra’ from the Vedas. ” To Biden and Harris, she offered a concept from Mahabharata, “Yato Krishna Tato Dharma, Yato Dharma Tato Jaya (Where there is God, there is dharma, and where there is dharma, there is victory)”. These conventions give each events an opportunity to stipulate their coverage priorities. — PTI



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