World Hindu Economic Forum, 2014
Thriving Economy: Prospering Society

The primary objective of WHEF is:

  • To promote activities of developing enterprise and entrepreneurship for generating surplus wealth
  • To develop solutions on the issues of world economy like eradication of poverty, education, sustainable development, infrastructure development, climate change, etc.

World Hindu Economic Forum aim is to make society prosperous through the generation of surplus wealth and sharing of such material wealth. The forum’s goal is to allow for the sharing of information from established and successful businessmen to aspiring entrepreneurs.

The World Hindu Economic Forum
is dedicated towards making society prosperous. It envisions amity and unanimity among business community, industry, academic and political organizations at local and international levels.

Programs & Initiatives

Hindu Economy in the past

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.
 

Reports

WHEF Explores Sustainable Ways to Strengthen Economy Economic boom of previous two decades followed by a catastrophic recession of western economies has placed the entire world into turmoil. Fast growing, developing economies started suffering and experiencing deceleration. The response to these challenges is complex and needs to be addressed outside the current institutional framework and mindsets. It requires new and creative response, which can propel creation of surplus wealth to rescue the world economy from its current crisis. The present approach of World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) is based on this foundational wisdom i.e. to think in future for the future.
World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF) North American conference took place at Southern USA financial hub Dallas, Texas, it was the first conference of its kind where Hindu entrepreneurs across business domains came together at one platform to network, share and collaborate in making Hindu society prosperous. Prominent businessman and venture capitalists from Texas were present at the conference. The event was hosted by World Hindu Foundation – North America.

Events

Thriving Economy: Prospering Society
Friday, November 21, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)
The Ashok Hotel Address: 50-B, Kautilya Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, PIN- 110021
Making Africa Prosperous
Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 09:00 to Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 18:00
City Hall, Durban