My Divine Brothers and Sisters:
It gives me immense pleasure to extend my heartiest congratulations to you all on this auspicious occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Hindu Students Council of USA. You are the inheritor of the greatest spiritual heritage of the ancient Vedic seers and sages whose eternal vision of the deep Truth has informed and transformed the lives of millions of people across the globe for millennia. You have continued the tradition by influencing the lives of thousands of young students during their formative years.
I rejoice in this momentous coming together of the young Hindu minds from across the globe to reflect and dialogue with the objective to explore and examine the dimensions of Dharma that provides anchor to their life and defines the parameters within which a spiritually fulfilling life can be lived. I am convinced that this convention of the earnest seekers of the Truth is genuinely inspired by the dictum that I hold so dear to my heart: "We cannot change the Truth, but Truth can change us."
As you embark in your quest for spiritual and religious meaning and significance in the modern world of science and technology, you are bound to discover the inner deep connections that unite the scientific temper of enquiry and experimentation on the one hand and the Vedic spiritual vision of growth and dynamism on the other.
At this Global Dharma Conference, being organized by HSC, when you all have come together to celebrate and reflect, and to rejoice and explore, I commend you for your dedication and your committment-- your sincerity of search and unity of purpose. I extend my sincerest wishes for inspiring and magnificent success and outcome of your convention and pray for eternal Divine blessings for you all.