Bharat Mata Mandir celebrates Hindu Heritage Month in Brampton
7th November 2022 – Last Saturday, Hindu Heritage Month was celebrated with full fervor and festivities at the Bharat Mata Mandir in Brampton.
Several politicians including city and regional councilors, provincial MPPs and federal MPs participated in the grand event.
The event was graced by the presence of globally-acclaimed Vedic scholar and author, Jeffrey Armstrong. His speech was well received by the audience. During his speech, he spoke about the need to take Bhagvad Gita’s knowledge to the youth, both Hindus and non-Hindus. He emphasized on the need of all the temples to focus on seva and sacrifice and open langar facilities in their premises.
Federal MP Chandra Arya, who recently got a motion passed in the House of Commons to commemorate Hindu Heritage Month in the month of November was also present for the event. He spoke about the role and contributions of Hindus in the Canadian society. As per the recent statistics released by the Canadian government, the Hindu community has grown to 830,000 in Canada. Arya also spoke about the flag-raising of ‘Om’ flag that happened at the Parliament Hill in Ottawa. He also spoke on how Hindus could counter the mis-information about the religion and how it is the duty of every Hindu to speak against Hinduphobia and anti-Hindu hate. (To listen to his full speech, please click here).
Brampton City Mayor Patrick Brown also spoke about the contributions of the Hindu community in making the city peaceful and economically and socially more vibrant.
Hindu Forum Canada distributed the copies of Bhagvad Gita (authored by Jeffrey Armstrong) to all the VIPs present at the event.
During the event, Kathak performance and religious Jhanki was also presented by group of children.
The other important dignitaries present included Eric Melilo (MP, Kenora), Muskoka MP Scot Aitchison, Mississauga MPP Sheref Sabawy, Vaughan MPP Michael Tibollo, Brampton East MPP Hardeep Grewal and former Brampton East MP Gurbax Singh Malhi.
The 2-hour event concluded with Priti Bhoj in the basement of the temple premises.