BOSTON— World Hindu Council of America, a national cultural organization dedicated to raising awareness, serving the community and cultivating Hindu values, announced that former Massachusetts Governor Michael S. Dukakis will be the keynote speaker at its first national Threads 2019 Conference in Boston on Nov. 1-3, 2019.
The Threads Conference, which will be held at Hilton Woburn Hotel in Woburn, MA, is the first of its kind, with a mission to tell the story of Hindu-Americans and their contribution to American business, society, technology, education and health, among other areas.
Gov. Dukakis, along with Rajiv Malhotra, founder of Infinity Foundation, USA, will chair the inaugural session of the conference on Nov. 1. The 3-day conference will welcome people of all disciplines, denominations and cultures who seek a deeper understanding of the Hindu-American narrative. Planned events include keynotes and panels covering a broad array of topics, as well as lightening talks on unique projects and poster presentations.
Thread aims to bring together thinkers, educators, public policy makers, scientists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more to share their stories, engage with each other face-to-face, explore how their roots have made them successful, and share their ideas for brighter, better America.
World Hindu Council of America is an independent, nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) and volunteer-based charitable (socio-cultural-spiritual) organization serving the needs of Hindu community in the United States. World Hindu Council of America was founded on October 19, 1970 and incorporated in the state of New York on May 16, 1974 to address social, educational, cultural, intellectual and spiritual needs of the Hindu society in the US and to network with other Hindu organizations with humanitarian causes worldwide. According to World Hindu Council of America, Hindus are those who believe in, practice, or respect the spiritual and religious principles having origins in Bharat (India), which includes Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and people, worldwide, of various religious sects within the Hindu ethos.