Uniting Hindus for Empowerment, Collaboration, and Global Welfare at the World Hindu Congress 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand from November 24-26, 2023.
Bangkok, Thailand – The World Hindu Foundation, announced that the highly anticipated World Hindu Congress 2023, a global platform for Hindus, will take place for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand from November 24 to 26, 2023. This prestigious event will bring together Hindus from around the world to articulate their values, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit in all its vibrance and glory with the theme of “Jayasya Aayatnam Dharmah,” meaning “Dharma, the Abode of Victory”. The Congress will consist of seven parallel thematic conferences that will address the challenges and opportunities facing the global Hindu community.
The World Hindu Congress aims to bring together the 1.2 billion-strong Hindu community, representing 16% of the world’s population, spread across approximately 200 countries. Hindus have been leaders and catalysts in various spheres of human endeavor, including business, economy, education, governance, media, technology, and culture.
The World Hindu Congress 2023 is a quadrennial event. The Inaugural Congress was held in New Delhi in 2014, followed by the Chicago event in 2018. The latter was held to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic address at the Parliament of World Religions in Chicago in 1893.
Following the resounding success of the earlier Congresses, The WHC 2023 will be held at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center Bangkok, Thailand. The 7 Thematic conferences will cover a wide range of sessions and topics, providing delegates with valuable takeaways to implement in their respective communities. A detailed program flow for the three days of the Congress, including guest speakers and sessions, will be shared with attendees closer to the event.
WHC 2023 serves as a pivotal platform for encouraging collaboration among Hindu leaders, activists, and thinkers to come together for insightful discussions contributing to Hindu resurgence. It is focused on areas of strategic importance and deliberates upon the opportunities and challenges faced.
Delegates will have the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and collectively shape the future course of action. WHC 2023 aims to instill a sense of pride and responsibility within participants, empowering them to fearlessly embrace their duties and responsibilities towards Hindu Dharma.
Susheel Kumar Saraff, Chairman of World Hindu Congress 2023, stated, “The World Hindu Congress is the quintessential and original yajnya (self-sacrifice) for the greater interest of the Hindu society. It is a shared platform where Hindus from all walks of life, spread across nations, societies, and cultures, can come together to organize and combine their energies for global welfare.”
The World Hindu Congress 2023 will feature seven conferences, each addressing a specific aspect of Hindu life and engagement. The WHC 2023 will encompass the following seven conferences: World Hindu Economic Forum, Hindu Education Conference, Hindu Media Conference, Hindu Political Conference, as the pillars of society and the, Hindu Women Conference, Hindu Youth Conference and the Hindu Organizational Conference as the drivers of society.
Each conference will address specific subjects and topics related to its theme, featuring distinguished speakers and thought leaders. The findings of each conference will be presented to the Congress as a whole, allowing delegates to critically examine the work and contribute their input.
During the press conference announcement of WHC 2023 in Bangkok, key speakers touched upon various aspects of the event.
Dr. Sophana Srichampa, Associate Professor Dr, Mahidol University, highlighted the cultural connections between India and Thailand: “The rich cultures of India and Thailand are deeply intertwined. We share a heritage expressed through language, arts, architecture, and tradition. WHC 2023 serves as a bridge between these two nations, fostering cultural, economic, and philosophical connections. It will contribute to the growth and development of both Thailand and the global Hindu community.”
The cultural and historical connections between India, Thailand and South East Asia, along with the shared Dharmic and cultural values, make Bangkok an ideal host for the World Hindu Congress 2023. Magnificent symbols of this shared heritage can be seen in landmarks such as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram (Thailand), Angkor Wat and Phnom Kulen (Cambodia), Prambanan and Borobudur (Indonesia), Kedaram (Malaysia), Cham Temple, Mỹ Sơn (Vietnam), and Vat Phou (Laos).
Shri Sushil Dhanuka, President of India-Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand, explains the significance of the seven parallel conferences: “The seven conferences held during the World Hindu Congress cover a range of topics pertinent to the Hindu community. We discuss subjects such as economic empowerment, education, media, politics, youth engagement, women’s empowerment, and organizational collaboration. These conferences bring together experts and leaders from various fields to share their insights and inspire the delegates.”
Shri Raju B Manwani, Secretary World Hindu Congress Bangkok, sheds light on the organization of WHC 2023: “We expect a significant number of delegates from various countries to attend the Congress. The basic criteria for being a delegate include a commitment to Hindu values and an active involvement in promoting Hindu causes. Apart from the conferences, the congress will feature exhibitions, and networking opportunities. We have made comprehensive arrangements to ensure the safety and security of all delegates and honored guests during the WHC 2023. Our priority is to create a conducive and inclusive environment for fruitful discussions and networking.”
The World Hindu Congress 2023 expects a substantial number of delegates from various countries, with participants representing Hindu communities worldwide. Delegates can register for the event, and the organizing committee welcomes the participation of all Hindu organizations, associations, and institutions.
Join us in Bangkok, Thailand from November 24 to 26, and be part of this historic gathering. For further information and partnership opportunities, please contact [email protected]. Updates about the event can also be found on the official website and social media channels of World Hindu Congress.
About World Hindu Congress:
The World Hindu Congress is a global platform for Hindus to connect, share ideas, inspire one another, and impact the common good. 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. Interactive sessions offer space to deliberate the challenges and opportunities facing Hindu communities across the globe, and seek tangible solutions for the progress and prosperity of Hindus and the betterment of humanity and the world.