A Look at Some
of the Youth behind CHY
Keya Bhatt is a
management consultant for Deloitte. Originally hailing from Indianapolis, IN, she
currently lives in Charlotte,
NC. Keya is an active member at
mandir, where she is one of the key members of the CROP program, their Bal-Vihar
program, where she helps with the administration of more than 250 students.
She has been involved with HMEC and VHPA for many years.
Samir Asthana is an attorney currently practicing
Samir is an active member of the Sri Lakshmi Temple
in Ashland, MA where he teaches in the Bal-Vihar and
heads up the youth activities for the Youth and Cultural Committee. He
is also an active member in VHPA and is involved in running many of the youth
and seva activities, including camps, retreats, and conferences.
Bhakti Mehta is currently a senior at Penn State University studying Health Policy and
Administration. Bhakti is a
representative of the Hindu Jain Temple Youth Group of Pittsburgh, PA. Bhakti is also a teacher at the Hindu Jain
Temple – Vidya Mandir
classes. She is an active member in the
VHPA, and has been involved in bal-vihars, seva activities, camps, and youth
conferences for the past ten years.
Bhakti has been attending HMEC’s for four years now.
Preya Dave, a senior at Indiana University,
majoring in Biology in the hopes of pursuing a career on ophthalmology.
Preya is an active member of the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana, where
she plays a lead role in the Bal Gokulum. Preya also helps organize their
yearly family camp, and has been attending HMEC’s for three years now.