For Hindu Political Empowerment, in and of the US
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17 Nov 2016

Not A Surprise! Hindus Are The Most Educated Religious Group In America

Think of American Hindus and what promptly comes to mind are the stupendous success stories of Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai, along with children acing national spelling bee competitions and science fests.

This stereotype is actually backed by data. A new study has found that out of some 30 religious groups in the US, Hindus are the most educated.

On an average, 27% for all US adults have a college degree. But for American Hindus, the figure is far higher at 77%. Hindus are also most likely to have a postgraduate degree, with 48% of having one.

Education and economic success is co-related, if not directly proportionate. So Hindus also enjoy high household incomes in the US, with 36% Hindu families having annual incomes of at least $100,000, lower only than Jews with 44%. Basically, Hindus are among the wealthiest communities in the US.

Now it’s quite an achievement for a community that has been in the US for just half-a-century and make up merely 0.7% of the population (2015 figures). (For perspective, 56% of Hindus are in the 30-49 age group, and 34% in the 18-29 category).

All these are findings of US-based Pew Research Center that surveyed 35,000 adults in the US in 2014.

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American Hindus rock? They do perhaps, but here are some spoilers

The survey by Pew is the second in a row. It was last done in 2012 when, again, Hindu Americans topped the education list. But here’s the catch: The percentage of both college and PG graduates in the community has gone down in 2014 compared to 2012.

Two years ago, 85% of American Hindus were graduates and 57% were post-graduates.

Also, the survey has been criticised for its “narrow view” by none other than some American Hindu, like Vinay Lal, professor of Asian-American Studies at the University of California and author of the book ‘The Other Indians: Politics and Culture of South Asians in America’.

Hindus celebrating a festival at a temple in New York / Reuters

After the 2012 survey, he told Wall Street Journal that the findings presented a “comforting picture of the nature of the American immigration experience” and “masked the reality for thousands of Indian Americans who work in low paid and low skilled jobs in the country”.

He even accused Pew of only trying to glorify America in the whole affair. “The study is giving the broad parameters of this community and trying to show that this is the genius of America – that people can come here from anywhere in the world and they can achieve.”


Courtesy : World Hindu News.

10 Nov 2016

Hindu Congress of America Congratulates President Elect Donald J.Trump

November, 9th 2016

Houston, TX


Hindu Congress of America (HCA) would like to convey heartiest congratulations to President-elect Mr. Donald J. Trump on his win in the Presidential elections of 2016. We would also offer congratulations on equal note to Gov.Mike Pence who was on the ticket with Mr. Trump as his Vice-President.

It fills our hearts with immense joy to see Mr. Trump successfully win the Presidential race and bring to fruition our support to him. This win is a demonstration of the trust that the Hindu community of America invests in the leadership of Mr. Trump.

HCA hopes that Mr. Trump is successful in bringing together all the people and fulfils all the constructive work he has planned ahead during his tenure. We are fully confident about the abilities of Mr. Trump to guide the country into an era of unprecedented development, where the potential of this country is fully harnessed.

As well-wishers and supporters of Mr. Trump, we at the HCA would like to let Mr. Trump know that he shall always have our full support and co-operation in all future endeavors. We look forward for Mr. Trump and Gov.Pence to assume office in January and lead this great country on a path of progress, advancement and peace.

As Hindus in this great country, we would like to work together for the betterment of all Americans. We also pledge our co-operation in any cause that works towards fulfilling the aspirations and hopes of the American populace irrespective of any race, religion, sex or any other division.

As the 45th President of the USA, HCA would like to wish you the greatest possible success in your role as President of America and hope that you always follow the path of Dharma.