Announcements

Please join with your family and friends to a grand celebration of Deepawali at your Arya Samaj Greater Houston on Saturday, November 10th.  The program starts at 5:00 pm and includes traditional havan, bhajans, cultural program, Diwali mela and fireworks.  Tickets for food and personal use fireworks are available for purchase on Sunday at the front desk.   For more information, please click here.

Volunteer Activities at the Arya Samaj

Arya Samaj Greater Houston is an organization run and supported by volunteers. There are various working committees lead by a member of the management committee. Based on your interest in an area of service, please contact a particular coordinator or anyone in the committee.

 Working Committees and their Members

Audio/Video

Brij Kathuria (C)
Rajeev Khanna
Guru Zingde
Vikas 

Rajneesh Varma
Ankit Bhatla
Satyajit Verma

Communications

Ashutosh Garg (C)
Sanjay Jain
Milind Patil
Aditya Talwar

Poonam Agrawal
Yogash Singhal
Rajesh Arora

DAV Montessori School

Shekhar Agrawal (C)
Arti Khanna
Devinder Mahajan

Dinesh Agrawal
Atul Kothari

DAV Sanskriti School

Sanjay Nayyar/Devinder Mahajan (C)
Acharya Kavita Vachaknavee
Ankit Bhatla
Dolly Goyal


Sheetal Bedi
Vibha Agrawal
Vinita Arora

Accounting

Dinesh Agrawal (C)
Shekhar Agrawal

Atul Kothari
Devinder Mahajan

Library

Rajeev Khanna (C)
Shibani Gupta
Deepak Agarwal
Radhey Shyam Jalan
Ram Upadhya

Deepti Gadgay
Shika Varshney
Hemender Devangan
Ricky Dharani

Bookstore

Bhupendra Khanna (C)

Prem Bhatia

Arya Yuva Mandal

Sanjay Ahuja (C)
Aditya Talwar

Kiran Ahuja

Yoga

Shekhar Agrawal (C)

Indra Singhal
Kishore Dannapaneni

Food/Priti Bhoj

Pushpak Kapoor / Parwinder Sood (C)
Padama Sharma
Vishwjita Nanda
Madhu Bangia
Sunita Gulati

Bharti Patil
Kiran Ahuja
Renu Jain
Saroj Kumar

Reception 

Sushma Mahajan (C)
Rajni Agrawal
Ranjana Garach
Roopa Kakkar
Saroj Kumar
Ramma Maini

Sharda Mehdiratta
Reeta Mehta
Usha Prakash
Rummy Sood
Vijay Verma
Pushpa Yadav

Special Programs

Sanjay Jain
Arti Khanna
Ashutosh Garg
Rajni Agrawal
Bhushan Verma

Brij Kathuria
Kiran Verma
Saroj Kumar
Sanjay Ahuja
Shekhar Agrawal

Sunday Satsang

Sanjay Sood (C)
Acharya Surya Narayan Nanda
Bhushan Verma
Shekhar Agrawal
Bhupendra Khanna
Roopa Kakkar
Sanjay Sood
Rakesh Verma
Vijay Dhingra
Ramma Maini
Jasbir Singh

Ramesh Maini
Rajan Rekhi
Vibha Agrawal
Ankush Bassi
Deepika Gorji
Manish Kumar
Anup Ojha
Amauli Patel
Naresh Yadav
Mayuresh Dhaigude
Vivek Gadgay
Rahul Agrawal

Adult Vedic Education

Bhushan Verma (C)
Acharya Surya Nanda

Acharya Harish Chandra
Dr. Anjana Dhingra
Bhadra Grover

Yajman Contact

Payal Talwar (C)

 

Photography

Satyajit Verma (C)
Aditya Talwar

Mohinder Bangia

Maintenance/ Landscape

Shekhar Agrawal (C)
Shrigopal
Saurabh Agrawal

Arun Gautam
Vaibhav Malhotra

 

1. Audio, Video: Manage monitor amplifier, lights on the stage, Provide microphone to Acharya ji & Shekhar ji,turn on power switch in the cabinet. At the end turn everything off and place everything at the right spot etc.

2. Sunday Satsang: Set up Havan Kund/Vedi, Light Diya, incenses, get ghee, water, Samagri, books, napkins and Samidha ready for Havan. Coach Yajmaans for their responsibilities. Clean up the Yajna Vedi immediately after Havan and place all materials in the closet. Ensure that all supplies are available and order/buy as needed.

3. Yajmaan coordination: Keeping track of the dates school parents signed up to be yajmaans. Sending them a reminder a month before the scheduled date.

4. Priti Bhoj Distribution: Fill jugs with water, setup the plates, napkins, spoons, paper cups etc for the Priti bhoj. Distribute the food in the main kitchen. Prepare Raita and make rice in the Rice cookers. Distribute the food to the kids, bring the left over food to the main kitchen.

5. Special Programs, Holi/Diwali/Sthapana Divas: Start the planning 8 weeks prior to the event, decide the menu, cultural program etc, allocate the duties to volunteers, monitor the progress and execute.

6. Library: Placing books on the shelves, books check in and checkout, new books acquisitions, & cataloging, registering new library members, collecting deposit and entering new member information in the data base, following up on late book returns.

7. Communications: Write articles for the newspapers, about 8 times a year, articles are for functions held at ASGH– Holi/ Diwali/ DAVSS & DAVMS. Volunteers to support/ back-up for photography.

8. Reception/welcome: Sit at the main front desk during Arya Samaj events and weekly satsang, answer the phone, welcome the guests as they enter the hall, answer any questions they may have, maintain discipline in the hallway.

9. Sanskrit and Vedic Education: Organize and conduct Vedic, Sanskrit and Meditation classes at ASGH.

10. Bookstore Help: Book stock keeping and managing inventories, back-up for manning the book store.

11. Bhajan and playing Tabla (Minu Garg): Sing Bhajans with Smriti ji in Arya Samaj, play Dholak, Tabla, & Harmonium. Back up when Smriti ji is on vacation.

12. Maintenance: Check landscaping around ASGH & School & report any problem of over/under watering. Take out minor weeds Maintenance: Minor repair work, good handy man.

13. DAVSS:Teaching Hindi, Naitik Shiskha, Organizing Sports and picnics, administrative, Planning/Organizing special program, Food Coordination, DAVSS Yajman Coordinator.