Events 2017 - 2019
August 19, 2018 Sunday
India's Independence Day Celebration and Start of 2018-2019 Year at DAVSS: On Sunday, August 19th, Arya Samaj Greater Houston celebrated the start of the new academic year of the D.A.V. Sanskriti School, Arya Yuvak Mandal with a joint satsang with children of the schhol and the yuvak mandal. The program included traditional havan, bhajans, pravachan and a cultural program by the students. After the actvities, the congregation moved to the front lawn of the temple for flag hoisting and singing of India's national songs. For a copy of an article on the celebrations in a community newspaper, please click here.
May 20, 2018 Sunday
D.A.V. Montessori School Annual Day: Arya Samaj Greater Houston celebrated the 2017-2018 school year annual day of the D.A.V. Montessori School on Sunday, May 13th. Deputy Consul General of India in Houston, Shri Adhana, his wife and their son were the honored guests at the celebrations. The program started with our traditional havan performed mostly by the students. It was followed by a cultural program where students (some very very young) gave demonstration of their skills in dance, music and comedy etc. Mrs. Arti Khanna, the Director of the School, talked about the progress the school has made. A copy of an article on the celebrations for community newspapers can be viewed here. Also, a few pictures from the program can be seen by clicking here.
May 13, 2018 Sunday
D.A.V. Sanskriti School Annual Day: Arya Samaj Greater Houston celebrated the 2017-2018 school year annual day of the D.A.V. Sanskriti School on Sunday, May 13th. Joseph and Christina Emmett of Vedanta Institute Houston were the Chief Guests at the celebrations. The program started with our traditional havan and a message by Acharya Ji to the students, specifically to the graduating seniors who are transitioning from their high schools to colleges and universities. It was followed by a cultural program where students gave demonstrations of their skills in dance, music and yoga etc. Acharyaa Kavita Vachaknavee, the Director of the School, talked about the progress the school has made and about the plans for the next school year. All the graduationg seniors briefly talked of their association with the school and of Arya Yuvak Mandal (AYM). The Chief Guests presented President’s Voluntary Service Certificates to a number of members of the Arya Yubak Mandal for their volunteering in service to the community. Acharya Harish Chandra briefly talked about the importance of harmony in the family in raising well adjusted children. A copy of an article on the festivites for community newspapers can be viewed here. Also, a few pictures from the program can be seen by clicking here.
April 7 and 8, 2018 Saturday and Sunday
27th Sthapna Divas Celebration: Arya Samaj Greater Houston celebrated its 27th Sthapna Divas (Foundation Day) with a two day program on April 7th and 8th, 2018. The program started with a health fair on Saturday, April 7th, that included a 5k walk by participants followed by blood testing, blood donations and talks on health issues specific to our community. The program on Sunday, April 8th, started with Yoga to prevent Obesity, and included traditional Havan, Bhajans, Pravachan by Acharya Ji, and a cultural program by students of D.A.V. Sanskriti and Montessori schools. A copy of an article on the festivites in a community newspaper, Indo-American News, and slides of presentations by physicians on health topics are given below.
November 11, 2017 Saturday
ASGH Volunteers Join Habit for Humanity in Building a House: Arya Samaj of Greater Houston, under the guidance of Anil Gupta ji, worked with Houston Habitat to help out in signing up, volunteering, raising funds to buy materials, and helping build a new home for Jacklyn and her family. ASGH’s strong team of 30 members, including 10 AKM youth members, signed up to help build this new house on November 11th at 8700 Texas Acorn Drive in Tidwell. A write up on the subject can be viewed by clicking here
July 23, 2017 Sunday
Anti-Cancer Living: Indian American Cancer Network(IACAN), a Houston based cancer resource network for people of Indian origin, organized a seminar on cancer related subject, Anti-cancer Living, for Indian community at Arya Samaj. The seminar was presented by Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative medicine at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. A write up on the subject can be viewed by clicking here.
April 9, 2017 Sunday
26th ASGH Sthapana Divas: This Sunday Satsang was a very special day, a day for 26th celebration of founding of Arya Samaj in Greater Houston. The actual foundaing day was in July 1991, but this celebration was moved to April to coincide with founding day of Arya Samaj in Mumbai in 1875. An article on the celebrations by Acharya Harish Chandra Ji was published in local community papers. A reformatted version can be seen by clicking here.