List of upcoming events:
Saturday January 20th 6pm
Sunday January 14th 10:30 AM
Sunday January 21st 10:00 AM
Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York will be Chief Guest at Republic Day Program at Hindu Temple & Heritage Hall of Toledo
Below is some background info on our Consul General. We invite you all to come and hear him and also takek advantage of the Consular Staff that will come to provide guidance
Sandeep Chakravorty, India’s Ambassador to Peru, with charge of Bolivia as well, has been appointed as the new Consul General of India in New York. He will take over from ambassador Riva Ganguly Das.
Chakravorty, 47, was India’s Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka, before being appointed as Ambassador to Peru.
He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) since 1996. Before joining the Government of India, he worked for several years in organizations dealing with forestry, environment and watershed development issues in India.
He has served in India’s missions in Madrid, Bogota and Dhaka. In the Ministry of External Affairs of India, he served on several desks including working as Press Relations Officer as well as Private Secretary to Minister of State for External Affairs.
He also served in the Eurasia Division dealing with Central Asia and in the East Asia Division dealing with China, Japan, Koreas and Mongolia.
Chakravorty holds a Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies from Geneva University and has an MA in Sociology. He has a PG Diploma in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal. He graduated in Physics from Delhi University.
Chakravorty is married with twin daughters. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Bangla and Spanish.
Vasanta Panchami and Saraswati Puja
It is the time of the year for all of us to celebrate Vasanta Panchami and Saraswati Puja at our favorite Toledo Temple on January 28, 2018.
The celebration includes puja of Goddess Saraswati followed by the ritual “Haathe Khadi”, a short cultural program, aarti, and a Bengali traditional lunch.
10:30 am Puja starts
12:00-12:15 pm “Haathe Khadi”- A ritual in which little children start writing the first letter of alphabet on the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja in front of the Goddess Saraswati.
All preschoolers (3-5 years old) are welcome to Haathe Khadi.
12:15-12:45 pm Cultural program
12:45 pm Aarti
1:00 pm Lunch
Puja Sponsorship is $125. If you wish to contribute, please contact Sankar Roy ([email protected]) or Tamali Mondal ([email protected]). Phone: 703-474-7874. Thanks!
Please dress up in yellow, orange, or white to join the festive mania!!!