Hindu Forum Canada donates holy books to libraries in GTA
1st November 2022 – It is officially that time of the year. November is the HINDU HERITAGE MONTH (HHM) in Ontario and the festivities have already begun in a very positive way.
Hindu Forum Canada (HFC), a Toronto based non-profit organization, has donated over dozen books namely Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagvat Gita to Brampton and Bradford libraries in Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Hindu Times Canada (HTC) spoke to Vishal Saini who is a Director at HFC about this. He says, “Given the fact that the Indian population has grown in GTA and even the census numbers support that, we think it is an apt moment to reach out to public institutions such as libraries and work with them and promote Hinduism. What better timing than November which we hope will get proclaimed as Hindu Heritage Month federally as well.”
November was proclaimed as HHM in Ontario in 2016 and recently the House of Commons also passed a Private Member motion to declare November as HHM (see the full story here).
“For the Hindu Heritage Month, we are planning more activities with temples in the GTA in the coming weeks and we want to reach out to Hindus from different ethnicities such as Hindus from Caribbean and Bangladeshi Hindus”, Saini adds.
In Brampton, there is approximately 40% Indian population and there are over 1.5 million Hindus in Canada.
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