2022-07-03 Annual HFB meeting
This year’s General Assembly was hosted by Bhaktivedanta College in the tranquillity of the Ardennes. Their premises are adjacent to the spiritual oasis that is sometimes named ‘India in the Ardennes’: Radhadesh.
This year’s General Assembly was hosted by Bhaktivedanta College in the tranquillity of the Ardennes. Their premises are adjacent to the spiritual oasis called ‘India in the Ardennes’: Radhadesh.
At the beginning of the meeting Ravinder Singh, the president, gave a warm welcome and some reflections on the activities of the Hindu Forum of Belgium over the past two years. We then got the financial report from Carine Vandenhout, who takes care of the accountancy. The financial report was unanimously approved, and the directors were released from their responsibility. Then followed the elections for the new board. There were five candidates, and all were elected: Ravinder Singh (president), Peter Scherreburg (Vice-President), Jeysen Rungiah (Treasurer), Bruno Mestach (Secretary) and Avinash Orie (member).
Martin Gurvich, the executive director, then presented the strategic plan: fortify membership, a presentation to the media and religious leaders with a magazine or book, starting to work on a curriculum for teaching Hinduism in schools, defining spiritual counsellors (qualifications and what they do), look into recognition of temples by the regions.