Very Important Virginia textbook Hinduism distortion

Hari Om All,


The members of Hindu community convey their frustration when they learn that the text books covering India and Hinduism are full of inaccuracies, distortions, bias, Hinduphobic and gross omissions? Well. here is an opportunity for YOU and your friends to do something about it. This opportunity comes every 7 to 10 years.


PLEASE do not ignore this humble appeal. Many committed members of our community have been working very hard, understanding the complexities of the system and taking concrete steps. They have made it easy and straight forward for you to take the steps only YOU can take. Please remember, in a democracy, the numbers count.


Please do your part and share it with your friends. Our NEXT generation will thank you, and be proud Hindu-Americans.



Jay Kalathil



download the .pdf document to your laptop, read and understand, click on the link provided. If you don't have time to read all directly go to page 6 of the PDF attached and just follow the steps.  It will take only 10 min of your time. You do not need to be a resident of the Fairfax County or State of Virginia to submit your comments.


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Hello and Namaste:

We need all the community help urgently to ensure that Hinduism and India are treated equally and portrayed accurately in Virginia textbook standards. At the January 28, 2021 Virginia Board of Education meeting, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) was authorized to proceed with the History and Social Science Standards of Learning and Curriculum Framework review process. Currently, feedback is being solicited for their 2015 standards. Comments are due March 1, 2021.


It’s absolutely necessary that we all submit comments in large numbers to show the VDOE that the Hindu American community deserves to be treated with dignity and fairness. The attached document outlines the entire process, the problematic standards, and our proposed revisions. It is critical that all the comments submitted from the Hindu American community are consistent and ask for the same changes.


Thank you

Richa Agarwala