San Jose holds vigil for terror victims of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru

Post date: Aug 7, 2008 3:06:27 AM

Tuesday, 08.05.2008, SAN JOSE: It is widely believed that home is where the heart is. The Indian Diaspora, whose heart throbs for India, is no exception to this belief. But recent unfortunate series of terror attacks in India have hurt the home and bled the hearts of this Diaspora.

To express their feeling of closeness with victim's families and mourn the untimely loss of innocent lives, many Indian organizations and people of Indian origin came together in a vigil held in San Jose, California on Sunday, August 3. Recently, India and the world were stunned by series of devilishly well-planned bomb blasts in the cities of Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. The terrorist outfits which carried out this attack, placed the bombs in highly crowded areas, with intentions to harm as many lives as possible.

Over 200 people including women and children from more than 32 prominent Indian organizations, including Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, Federation of Indian Americans, Overseas Friends of BJP, Art of Living Foundation, National Federation of Indian-American Associations, Ekal Vidyalaya foundation, Maharashtra Mandal, Bay Area Tamil Sangam, Kashmiri Task Force, Kannada Koota, Gujarati Cultural Association, Asian American Hotel Owners Association participated in the vigil.