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2nd Global Hindu Teens Conference highlights

The 2nd Global Hindu Teens Conference was conducted on 18th March 2023 in Lakireddy Auditorium of Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA from 9 AM PST till 12 Noon. The conference was conducted in person as well as live streamed to the Global audience.

The conference started with the opening introduction by Sri Manohar Mahavadi, EC Chair for Youth & Education and then handed over to the Master of Ceremonies (MC) Sri Anand Gundu. Sri Anand Gundu invited the priests on to the stage to bless all by chanting the Vedic Ashirvachanamu for Global peace and harmony.

Following Vedic Ashirvachanamu the temple Board Chairman Sri Venu Surakanti started the conference with his welcome speech.

Sri Anand Gundu introduced keynote speakers Sri Subhas Kak, Sri Sree Iyer and Sri Anant Kashibhatla who enthralled the audience with their excellent motivating and informative speeches.

Sri Manohar Mahavadi explained the process followed for evaluating and judging the submitted videos and write ups and how winners were selected. Each video was viewed and evaluated by 5 or 6 judges with diverse backgrounds and experience selected from across the US and other countries. Total of 14 Judges evaluated and scored the videos and write ups considering various factors on a scale of 1 to 5. Overall, 4 winners and 4 runners were selected based on aggregated scores from all judges.

The youth representative Shanumkanand Meka announced the names of the winners and their details. Please click the link Selected Winners to see the names of the selected winners.

Sri Manohar Mahavadi provided the Vote of Thanks followed by conclusion speech by the MC Sri Anand Gundu followed by delicious lunch.

Acknowledgements
The temple executive committee would like to thank the panel of judges for their commitment and dedication by spending their personal time diligently watching the videos and reading the write ups over many weeks.

  • Dr. Kamala Shankar
  • Dr. Bala Brahmanandam Madaparthi
  • Sri HK NARAYAN
  • Sri Kumar Padmini
  • Dr. Merugu Lakshminarayana
  • Sri Arun Rajanala
  • Sri Kalyanasundaram Venkateswaran
  • Sri Prasad Kongara
  • Sri RAMARAO YENDLURI
  • Dr. Suguru Krishna Mohan Rao
  • Sri Sridhar Reddy
  • Sri Diwakar Sarwadnya
  • Sri CVN Rajaram

The executive committee also would like to thank the following Conference Committee members for making this conference a very successful event.

  • Sri Vamsi Pulapa
  • Sri Yugendhar Meka
  • Sri Bhaskar Swaminathan
  • Sri Ram Maganti
  • Sri Krishna Vutukuru
  • Sri Anand Gundu

Selected winners

  Participant Video Link Topic City Country
1st Prize Visisht Madhaven Sriraman Video Ancient (Pre-1900 CE) Hindu Temples in India and Rest of the world Sunnyvale, CA USA
2nd Prize Abhinavv Raja Video Verses of Bhagavad Geetha relevant for a studentís progress & success San Jose, CA USA
3rd Prize Sreevatsav Alladi Video Management lessons from Ramayana & Mahabharata as applicable to modern times Northross, Pennsylvania USA
3rd Prize Janhavi Lalit Manjule Video Verses of Bhagavad Geetha relevant for a studentís progress & success Satana, Maharasthra USA
Runner Ashwiithaa Raja Video Verses of Bhagavad Geetha relevant for a studentís progress & success San Jose, CA USA
Runner Tanmaya Reddy Video Ancient (Pre-1900 CE) Hindu Temples in India and Rest of the world Novi, MI USA
Runner Harini Suresh Video Management lessons from Ramayana & Mahabharata as applicable to modern times Dublin, CA USA
Runner Sowmya Venkatesh Video Ancient (Pre-1900 CE) Hindu Temples in India and Rest of the world Pleasanton, CA USA