Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS) UK is hosting UK Parliament Week Activity with 49 Shakhas participating this year from Edinburgh, Portsmouth, Southend on Sea and Cardiff. This year UK Telugu Hindu Organisation (UTHO) and National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF) will participate in what will be a first in terms of the mass Hindu engagement in UK parliament by all age groups from age 4 to 94.
This year marks ten years of UK Parliament Week. HSS UK is the winner of 2020 UK Parliament Week Partner of the Year Award. Over 2500 HSS UK participants are expected to be part of the group. Dr Harsha Jani HSS UK lead for UK Parliament Week said, “We believe the entire universe is one family, in Sanskrit we say ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and we work towards this by teaching our youth the value of good citizenship.”
Last year, over 1.2 million people took part in UK Parliament week in every nation and region of the UK, alongside countries all over the world. David Clark, Head of Education and Engagement at UK Parliament, said, “We are delighted Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh UK has taken the opportunity to participate in this year’s UK Parliament Week and inspire their members to get involved in their democracy.
There are many exciting activities taking place for this year’s UK Parliament Week, including debating, campaigning, mock parliament, ‘being MP for a day’, quiz, colouring and filming video. Organisations, local community groups and schools have a chance to get empowered and have their say on issues they care about the most. Change starts with you and UK Parliament Week is a great way to learn how you can make a difference.”