Programs & Initiatives
Modern Hindu civilization is more than one billion people strong, consisting of approximately fifteen percent of the world's humanity. However, economically, Hindu society comprises only around three to four percent of the world economy. WHEF will strive to reduce this disparity and enable the Hindu society to contribute substantially to the world economy.
From the first century Common Era onwards economic historians have surmised that Hindu civilization produced 35% of the World's GDP thus making it the number one economic power.
From the sixteenth to mid-eighteenth century, Hindu civilization slipped to the ranking of second place, after China, although Hindu civilization contributed 25% of the world's GDP at that time. For the past two thousand years, the Hindu society has sustained itself due to the previous efforts of prior generations of Hindus in creating a great surplus of wealth.
During the colonial period, when Bharat was dominated by European powers, Hindu civilizations lost all of the means of production, trade, commerce, which led to the complete destruction of the economic prowess of Hindu civilization. As a result, Hindu civilization became steadily poor, illiterate, and downtrodden. Hindu society regularly started to confront severe famine, numerous droughts, and previously unknown deadly diseases. The self-respect which Hindu society possessed completely diminished as a result which further led to greater attacks from forces inimical to Hindu civilization.
After the partition of the Hindu historical and spiritual homeland, Hindu civilization lost many prosperous areas and economic nerve centers, leading to further weakening of the financial position of the Hindu society.
Hindus lost the opportunity to take advantage of post-World War economic boom, which enabled many other civilizations to develop potent financial forum and institutions that has allowed them to expand their overall strength. Hindus did not have any comparable financial forums or institutions which allow business minded people from every section of Hindu society to come together. There was an urgent need to create a forum that could harness the business acumen possessed by a large and diverse group of Hindus as well as the advantage that Hindu possess in the era of a knowledge based society and economy.
Remarkable Success stories
In the recent times, there have been successful examples of small groups of Hindus coming together to create surplus wealth. A prominent example of one such group is the Palanpuri Jain family and the network created by them, which ultimately came and still dominates the world's diamond market. Another visible example of collective entrepreneurial success is of the Hindu Patels from Gujarat, who now dominate the hospitality industry in America. A third example is the Gounder community in the southern part of Bharat, who has become a big time global player in the textile industry. The next example is the Hindu Nadar community, also based in the southern part of Bharat, which now dominate the trading business.