World Hindu Congress to be Held in November-end in Bangkok

13.11.23 02:51 PM Comment(s)


Swami Vigyananand Ji, founder of World Hindu Foundation, is force behind the meeting which brings people around the globe.

More than 2,500 delegates from as many as 60 countries will to fly into Bangkok on November 24-26 when the World Hindu Congress (WHC) takes place at the spacious Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre.

With 1.2 billion Hindus living in more than 20 countries of the world accounting for 16 per cent of the global population, the World Hindu Congress is a global platform for Hindu leaders, activists, academics, industrialists, parliamentarians, to come together and express their solidarity.

The first World Hindu Congress was held at New Delhi in 2014, which attracted 1,800 delegates from 53 countries.

The second was held in 2018 at Chicago, United States, the city famous for Swami Vivekananda’s brilliant speech introducing Hinduism at the World Parliament of Religions in 1874.  This WHC attracted 2,450 delegates from 55 countries.

More numbers are expected for the WHC in Bangkok, Thailand.

Swami Vigyananand Ji, founder of the World Hindu Foundation that organises the WHC, described the Thai capital as a “very special venue”, with its airport named Suvaranbhumi and its most revered religious text being the Ramakien (Ramayana)

“With our shared heritage, this is a landmark World Hindu Congress in Thailand,” he declared. The purpose of the WHC, according to the swami, a former graduate of IIT, is “to make Hindus visible, respectable, and acceptable”.

Like the earlier Congresses, the three-day Bangkok event one will have seven important conferences on diverse subjects including economics, politics, education, youth, women, and media and organisations.