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OCHS celebrates lucky thirteenth birthday

Mr Dixit Joshi
Mr Dixit Joshi

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) celebrated thirteen years of growth from humble beginnings in a suburban house to one of the world’s leading Hindu Studies centres building bridges between academia, tradition, business, and government.

The OCHS celebrated this birthday as it does all its birthdays – at its annual Board of Governors Dinner. This year’s event took place on Monday 28 June at the Oxford Town Hall with guest speaker, Mr Dixit Joshi. Mr Joshi is an active philanthropist and also a leading member of the OCHS Endowment Campaign. The event was compered by broadcaster and author, Arti Halai.
Dixit spoke on what we can learn from the Hindu tradition and the importance of bringing different perspectives to the debate on the future of our society.
Dixit said: ‘I truly believe that the Centre has made a formidable contribution to Hindu studies, and their relevance to the modern world, over the last 13 years. And with our support will continue to enrich understanding of the Hindu traditions for many years to come.’
A full report along with photos, a transcript of Dixit Joshi’s speech and audio are available at