World Hindu Congress 2023 to exhibit cultural connections between Bharat and Thailand

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Date: 15 June, 2023

The 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. The 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 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 endeavour, 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 Congress will consist of seven parallel thematic conferences that will address the challenges and opportunities facing the global Hindu community. This will cover a wide range of sessions and topics, providing delegates with valuable takeaways to implement in their respective communities.

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 instil 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: the World Hindu Economic Forum, the Hindu Education Conference, the Hindu Media Conference, the 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.

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 Bharat i.e. India and Thailand: “The rich cultures of Bharat 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 Bharat, 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, explained 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 of World Hindu Congress Bangkok, shed 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 at, 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”, said the organizers. Registration fee for Early Bird from now until 31 July 2023: for men USD $300, for women USD $200, and for students USD $150.