Who We Are
Since 1984, NAHA has offered educational materials and awards geared towards giving children the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Hinduism with the support of their community.
All our non-sectarian and non-denominational programs are approved by the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. and are appropriate for non-scouts as well. You do not have to belong to any group or a temple.
About Our Banner
All karmas begin with a prayer to Lord Ganesha, remover of obstacles. Our banner is a common prayer in Sanskrit (the language in which Hindu scriptures are written, in Devnagari Script) invoking Lord Ganesha to remove all obstacles.
Aparna T., San Jose, CA
I am so glad that this program exists. Honestly, before searching, I thought that there will not be any program for Hinduism. Thank you for doing this.
Chitra M., Livingston, NJ
I am grateful to this program as it has helped me set a discipline for prayer at home. We used to be ad-hoc and festival focused but now it will become part of our daily routine, what I always wanted to achieve!
Vijay S., Gaithersburg, MD
This program is very helpful to assist young Hindus in America to learn about hinduism. It should be publicized at all mandirs and temples.
Rohit G., Coppell, TX
My daughter is changed a lot. She realizes that her actions are really important. She knows what is equally important are the motives behind the actions or karmas. She understands the actions and reactions constitute the quality of life.
Kalyani C., Coppell, TX
For scouts this is a great program as it gives them an opportunity not only to learn about Hinduism but enables them to tie in the concept of 'Duty to God' that is taught in Scouting to everyday life. This concept is reiterated when the Scouts work on the award.
Superna M., Gurgaon, Haryana, India
After going through all the Adhyaya, I realized that his thought process was changing and he was getting a very good understanding of focusing on karmas, rather than the rewards associated with the karmas. I feel privileged to be able to participate in this program & would like to congratulate NAHA for doing such a wonderful job for the Indian kids in the US.
Karuna T., El Paso, TX
I have personally seen a lot of change in him (Karma Student, age 14) after completion of the program requirements. .... NAHA has designed this program to enable the kids and even their parents to learn how to expose the kids to the different religious activities.