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US: Indian-American Chandru Acharya among 25 faith leaders in advisory council.

Hindu Leader’s Nomination to US Panel is Highly Welcomed. 

Prominent Indian-American and Hindutva personality Chandru Acharya among 25 faith leaders in Faith-Based Security Advisory Council of Homeland Security of US.

Chandru AcharyaSuvidha Malhotra | HENB | Delhi | Oct 18, 2022:: Indian-American Chandru Acharya who is also a prominent Hindutva face has been appointed to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council of Homeland Security. Acharya is the lone Hindu voice in this committee of 25 distinguished faith leaders from the United States, a media release said on Monday.

The council, which includes prominent personalities from different faiths, has been set up to give advice to the secretary on matters related to the protection of houses of worship, and coordination between people of different faiths.

Chandru is widely acknowledged in the Hindu American community and interfaith forums for building bridges with various faith communities through dialogue and peace initiatives, it said.

Chandru Acharya, who lives in Michigan, is the lone Indian and Hindu voice in the committee of 25 faith leaders residing in the US.

Over the last two decades, Acharya has been actively involved with diverse community organisations that work locally and nationally for social equity and pluralism. Raising cross-cultural awareness among children, embracing inclusivity by working across faith lines during challenging times such as the Covid pandemic, representing a voice of the minority Hindu Americans during incidents of ‘Hinduphobia’, and providing cultural sensitivity training to the local officials are some of his widely acknowledged accomplishments, the release stated.

Acharya currently serves on the Planning Commission of Canton Township, Michigan, and earlier served as a commissioner on the Michigan Asian Pacific Affairs Commission.

He is the president of South Asian American Voice of Impact, an advisory board member of the Detroit Indian Women’s Association, a board member of India League of America, a Plymouth Canton Interfaith member, an advisory board member of the Michigan Indian Community Service, and a national board member of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA.

Chandru was also a board member of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Detroit. He is also a yoga instructor and football coach, he teaches Hindu history, culture, and heritage at the Hindu Temple Balgokumal in Ohio’s Canton, and is often invited to speak at several schools and colleges on the topic of Hinduism, according to The Interfaith Observer.

The appointment of Chandru Acharya into Faith-Based Security Advisory Council of Homeland Security in US is highly appreciated and welcomed by the Hindu diaspora living in US and other countries. 

__Inputs from PTI

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