TORONTO, April 5, 2013 –Honouring timeless traditions was the focus of this year’s BAPS Women’s Conference at the stunning Shir Swaminarayan Mardir Temple in Toronto. The women’s conference reflected the commitment of BAPS in helping women pursue their fullest potential in understanding and enriching their knowledge on Hindu traditions while promoting gender equality and community involvement. Senator Asha Seth delivered greetings from Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the 1,700 devotees assembled.
“The Hindu culture is one that holds a sacred place for the woman, and it is a tradition of respect and love that influences our modern practices. The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha community is dedicated to helping women in Canada and India reach their potential through dozens of charitable programs that include health, education, and spiritual guidance,” said Senator Asha Seth.
“The women’s conference topics included understanding the richness of Hindu tradition, communicating traditions to others, and upholding Hindu values for future generations. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir complex, which includes the “Unity in Diversity” exhibition, provides members with a place for solace and spiritual renewal while offering visitors a window into the heritage and traditions of the Indo-Canadian Diaspora,” stated Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his greeting.
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