The Hinduism Summit commenced in a traditional Hindu way, with blowing of a conch, Vedic recitations and the speakers lighting a wick oil lamp. During the presentations, Hindu activist and avid reader of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, Jitendra Oulkar warned about the adverse impacts of denigration that most people are unaware of. He urged, “Do not condone the spiritual pollution caused by denigration in the name of freedom of expression, just as you do not condone noise or air pollution!”
The next speaker, Shilpa Kudtarkar presented Spiritual Science Research Foundation’s research performed with dowsing, Polycontrast Interference Photography and DDFAO that respectively indicate the relative strength of subtle energies obstructing Dharma, highly positive vibrations from a Hindu Saint’s handwriting and prayer’s beneficial impact on the chakras. She emphasized the importance of spiritual practice (saadhana) and Saints’ blessings to effectively counter the threats faced by Hinduism.
Rajiv Malhotra, Indian American researcher and the main speaker at this Summit spoke on the subjects of his latest books, 'Breaking India - Western Interventions
Bhavna Shinde Hurley, spokesperson of Forum for Hindu Awakening, concluded the presentations with a speech on ‘Understanding, living and preserving Hinduism’. She explained how the various presentations were interconnected – the greater strength of subtle distressing energies relative to that of a spiritually average individual is often seen in the gross. For one successful attempt at stopping some denigration, there are tens of new denigrations;
This event, 13th in the series of Hinduism Summits held in North America, Europe and Australia since mid-2009, concluded with passing of a resolution requesting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to evaluate how the US can use its leverage as Bangladesh’s 3rd largest trading partner to influence the Bangladeshi government to stop human rights abuses against its Hindu citizens. This was followed by a lively hour long discussion between the speakers and attendees. It addressed thought provoking questions like, ‘Do we need a Hindu nation?’ ‘How to raise our children from the age of 5 itself to understand Hinduism’s importance?’ ‘By including the Buddha as a Hindu Avatar, has Hinduism too, digested Buddhism?’ ‘What is the significance of two consorts of Deity Balaji?’ The attendees spent the rest of the evening over the exhibition of posters and books on Hindu spirituality, history and science, and Rajiv Malhotra’s research.