Since 1968, MHS has been actively involved in raising the awareness of Hindus. Several conferences were organized to promote the Hindu cultures and values.
National Hindu Conferences
The Hindu Conference in 1968 was held with the theme “Hindu Role in Nation Building”. The key address in the conference was given be Y. B. Tun V. T. Sambanthan.
In 1970 the theme was “Goodwill and Harmony through Religion” and the keynote address was delivered by Y. T. M. Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
In 1975, the theme for the Hindu Conference was “The Temple and its Role in Society”. The Hindu Conference in 1981 had the theme “The Present Needs of Hindus” presided by Y. T. M. Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
In 1989 the theme was “Hinduism towards the Year 2000”.
The fifth National Hindu Coference was held from 6th to 7th April 1989 at the Civic Centre, Petaling Jaya. Representatives from Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and Nepal have participated. Hindu temples in Malaysia were well represented. Distinguished Hindu scholars had presented working papers. The theme of the conference was “The challenges faced by Hindu Women in the 21st Century”.
World Thirumurai Conference
On 13 and 14 September 2013, the 1st World Thirumurai Conference was held at Perdana Siswa, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. The theme for the conference was “Thirumuraiye En Uyir Tunaiye”.
Research papers under 5 main topics on Thirumurai, namely Shaivism in Thirumurai, its application in daily life, its part in worship, the development and future of Thirumurai were presented. A book and CD titled ‘Vaaram Oru Thirumurai’ was also launched during the event. More than 600 guests and students from universities and schools participated in this conference. Discussions, Bharatanatyam, musical performance of Thirumurai and dance drama based on Thirumurai were presented.
The 2nd World Thirumurai Conference will be held in London from 19th to 21 September 2014. The Opening Ceremony is at the London Sivan Temple and the two days conference at Sedgehill School Auditorium London.
London Sivan Temple
Awareness Against Conversion
MHS also embarked on a course of renaissance to awaken the Hindus and educate the Hindus, especially the youth in the basic tenets of Hinduism. For this purpose a propagation section was established under the chairmanship of Shri A. Nagappan. Under his leadership, Hindu religious speakers, Shri C. Vellusamy, Shri C. Manikumar, Shri Michael Dass and Shri S. Ramakrishna, Shri A. Krishnan, Shri G. Subramaniam and many others who travelled all over the country and organised religious camps or awareness camps. In these camps the fundamentals of Hinduism Hindu culture and traditions were explained. These awareness camps produced the anticipated results and prevented Hindus from becoming victims of conversion vultures.
The first Awareness against Conversion Camp was held at the Chinese Assembly hall on 12th May 1985 where more than 5,000 Hindus from all over the country attended the Camp.
On 21 July 2013, MHS in collobaration with other Hindu NGOs organized the Awareness Against Conversion Conference at at Batu Caves. More than 700 people participated in this conference.