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WORLD HINDU PARISAD

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Hindu is the oldest religion in the world based on the Vedic scriptures. Hindu Religion, Sanatana Dharma, has evolved eternally throughout the ages. Today, Hindu becomes the religion of the third largest of followers in the world. However, there are still many problems and challenges faced by the Hindus, whether those come from internal or external ones. The existence of the various organizations that adopt the Hindu religion must be designed in order to overcome these challenges and to improve the quality of life of the people. Therefore, all Hindu-affiliated organizations must unite to reach the same goals so that all work effectively and productively for the benefit of the Hindus.

In respect to these phenomenon, it has been conducted “World Hindu Summit   or  WHS” in Denpasar, Bali, on 6-9 June 2012. WHS has produced the Bali Charter, as the followings:

THE BALI CHARTER

We, the delegates of World Hindu Summit 2012 held at Denpasar Bali, 9 June through 12 June 2012, after profound deliberations, declare and resolve:

  • To unify the spiritual and service (Seva) activities of Hindu globally.
  • To promote the human values expounded by Hindu Dharma Shashtras (scriptures) and imbibed in Hindu Culture namely, Satya (Truth), Shivam (Wisdom), and Sundaram (Purity) universally.
  • To Promote Equal Respect among various Religions.
  • To work to establish Mutual Respect for Harmonious world.
  • Need to set up “World Hindu Parishad” an organization to unify Hindu, coordinate activities and propagate Hindu Dharma globally.
  • Need to set up “World Hindu Centre” at Denpasar Bali to fulfill the above objective.
  • We also agree to hold annual “World Hindu Wisdom Meet” at Denpasar Bali under the auspice of World Hindu Centre.
  • To give opportunity to Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia
  • Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia to assume responsibility to establish Working Committee with two main tasks: Preparing World Hindu Wisdom Meet 2013 and designing the organization of the World Hindu Parisad.

Based on the spirit of Bali Charter above, then it will be established World Hindu Parisad as an organization that adopts the Hinduism to achieve the objectives of the Bali Charter.

CHAPTER I

Name, place and time of the establishment of the organization

Article 1

  1.  The organization is called the World Hindu Parisad hereinafter abbreviated to WHP, domiciled in Denpasar, Indonesia.
  2. WHP is established on …   June 2013 for an unspecified length of time

Article 2

WHP is an independent Hindu organization which brings together all Hindu organizations in the world to achieve the objectives of the Bali Charter.

Article 3

Visions of WHP

The realization of an effective and respected World Hindu Organization in order to protect the Hindus as well as to spread the Hinduism values globally.

Article 4

Missions of WHP

  1. To unify the spiritual and service (seva) activities of Hindu globally.
  2. To promote the implementation of the human values expounded by Hindu Dharma Shashtras (scriptures) and imbibed in Hindu Culture namely, Satya (Truth), Shivam (Wisdom), and Sundaram (Purity) universally.
  3. To Promote Equal Respect among various Religions.
  4. To work together to establish mutual respect for achieving a harmonious world.

CHAPTER II

The Structure of WHP

Article 5

WHP consists of:

  1. Board of Advisors
  2. Executive Board
  3. Affiliated Members

Article 6

Board of Advisors

The membership of the Board of Advisors consists of:

  1. The representatives of Hindu organizations specified in the General Assembly (Mahasabha)
  2. The provisions regarding the membership of the Board of Advisors are regulated in the rules set forth in the General Assembly
  3. The appointment of the members of the Board of Advisors is conducted in the session of the General Assembly (Mahasabha)
  4. The Board of Advisors must not serve in concurrent positions as the Executive Board.

Article 7

  1. The Board of Advisors is chaired by a Chairperson assisted by a Secretary
  2. The Chairperson and the Secretary are elected directly from and by the members of the Board of Advisors
  3. The first-time Chairperson, Secretary and members of the Board of Advisors are appointed on the WHS 2013.
  4. The tenure of Chairperson, Secretary and members of the Board of Advisors is for 5 (five) years, and further they can be re-elected.
  5. The Board of Advisors convenes at least 1 (once) in 1 year’s time and it is held in conjunction with World Hindu Wisdom Meet

Article 8

The Tasks of the Board of Advisors are:

  1. Giving suggestions and advice, whether they are requested or not , to the Executive Board on all issues related to WHP
  2. The Board of Advisors may hold a meeting with the Executive Board to explain the advice or suggestions given, to ask for clarification, or evaluation of the implementation of the suggestions / advice that has been given.
  3. In case the important suggestions or advice of the Board of Advisors are not implemented by the Executive Board, then the Board of Advisors may request the General Assembly (Maha Sabha) or WHP Annual Assembly to ask the Executive Board to implement the suggestions or advice given, as long as they are approved by the General Assembly and the WHP Annual Assembly.

 

CHAPTER III

The Executive Board

Article 9

The Executive Board of WHP consists of:

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secretary General

Article 10

Tasks and authorities of the Executive Board:

  1. President
    1. Fully responsible for the whole management of the WHP
    2. Make every effort to promote and develop WHP
    3. Make the policies of WHP based on the program set forth in the General Assembly and the advice of the Board of Advisors
    4. Coordinate all members of the Executive Board and the WHP activities so that the WHP goals can be achieved effectively and efficiently
    5. The President shall pay attention earnestly the advice of the Board of Advisors and implementing that advice
    6. The President shall report the WHP annual activities to the WHP Annual Assembly
    7. The President shall be accountable for all activities of WHP to the General Assembly (Maha Sabha)
    8. Vice President
      1. The Executive Board may have a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5 Vice Presidents
      2. Vice President assists the implementation of tasks of the President
      3. Vice President is responsible to the President.
      4. President coordinates the tasks of the Vice President

 

  1. Secretary General
    1. Secretary General  is responsible for the internal management of WHP
    2. Secretary General coordinates and supervises the implementation of tasks of the executive secretary, treasurer and divisions within the WHP organization
    3. Secretary General prepares the materials of accountability report of the President in the General Assembly (Maha Sabha)
    4. Secretary General represents the President if the President is unable to perform his/her  duties/tasks
    5. Secretary General is responsible to the President
    6. President and Secretary General are domiciled in Denpasar
    7. The Executive Board (President, Vice President, and Secretary General) in performing their tasks/duties are assisted by Executive Secretary, treasurer and chairpersons of the divisions according to the organizational structure of WHP.

Article 11

  1. The Executive Board (President, Vice President and Secretary General) are democratically elected in the General Assembly (Maha Sabha) by emphasizing deliberation / consensus, and if it is not successful then the decision making shall be made through voting
  2. Those who can be selected as the Executive Board are permanent members of whom have demonstrated their activities for at least 3 (three) years.
  3. The First-time Executive Board is set at the session of the 2013 World Hindu Summit
  4. The Executive Board tenure is for 5 (five) years and may be re-elected.
  5. The Executive Board quits when:
    1. Pass away
    2. Remained absent for more than 6 months
    3. Resign
    4. Expiry of tenure
    5. Dismissed by the decision of Maha Sabha or Extraordinary Maha Sabha
    6. Punished with imprisonment of at least 1 year by verdict that has a permanent legal force
    7. If the President quits before the expiry of his/her tenure, the Secretary General shall perform the tasks/duties of the President until the upcoming General Assembly.
    8. If the Secretary General quits before the expiry of his/her tenure, his/her tasks shall be performed concurrently by the President until the upcoming General Assembly.
    9. After being elected, the Executive Board assigns personnel and other board structures to support the implementation of the tasks of the Executive Board
    10. In the event that the President and the Secretary General quit as mentioned in the points 6 and 7 above, then an Extraordinary General Assembly will be held to elect President and Secretary General.
    11.  Before conducting the extraordinary General Assembly as mentioned in the point 9 above, the tasks of the President and the Secretary General shall be performed by the Vice President collectively and collegially, however, the temporary leaders are not allowed to make a strategic decision.

Article 12

  1. To be able to properly carry out their activities, the Executive Board and the Board of Advisors of WHP establish the WHP Secretariat Office domiciled in Denpasar, Bali.
  2. The Executive Board shall implement the principles of Good Governance

CHAPTER IV

Membership

Article 13

The membership of WHP consists of:

  1. Affiliated regular organizational member
  2. Affiliated regular individual member
  3. Honorary  organizational  member
  4. Honorary individual member

Article 14

  1. The affiliated regular organizational members are organizations which adopt Hinduism (believe in Vedic) at the international or national level, which accept and subject to the constitution of WHP and voluntarily affiliate to WHP. Organizations that are members of WHP appoint a representative who is officially representing each organization at the WHP
  2. The Affiliated regular individual members are Hindu individuals, aged at least 18 years old who are willing to accept and subject to the constitution of WHP and to work to promote the WHP.
  3. The Honorary  organizational  members are organizations that have sympathy and support to WHP
  4. The Honorary individual members are individuals who have sympathy and support to WHP
  5. The prospective affiliated regular individual and organizational members submit a written proposal to be a member, in which later on forwarded by the Executive Board to the General Assembly or to the upcoming Annual WHP Meeting for the legalization.
  6. The first-time affiliated regular individual and organizational members are determined at the WHS 2013.

Article 15

  1. The affiliated regular individual and organizational members have the rights to elect and to be elected
  2. The affiliated regular individual and organizational members have the voting rights in the sessions of WHP
  3. The Honorary members may attend the sessions of WHP but they do not have voting rights, and may only raise questions and propose suggestions.
  4. The affiliated regular members shall pay the annual fee in which its amount is set forth in the General Assembly or the Annual WHP Meeting.
  5. The regular and honorary members may resign by submitting a resignation in writing to the Executive Board to be reported on the upcoming General Assembly (Maha Sabha) or the Annual Assembly.

CHAPTER VI

Sessions

Article 16

The sessions held by WHP consist of:

  1. General Assembly
  2. Annual Assembly
  3. Extraordinary Assembly

Article 17

  1. The General Assembly (Maha Sabha) holds the ultimate power to make decisions of the WHP
  2. Maha Sabha is held in Denpasar once every 5 years and obliged to formulate the general policy direction and WHP programmes for the next 5 years.
  3. Maha Sabha shall be attended by members of the Board of Advisors, the Executive Board, regular members and Observers.
  4. Maha Sabha examines the accountability report of the Executive Board activities over the last five years .
  5. Maha Sabha may accept or reject the accountability report of the Executive Board. If the report is rejected, the Executive Board is given the opportunity to revise it in a special session at the said General Assembly. If the accountability report is still rejected, the Executive Board is given a written warning by the Maha Sabha and not allowed to run for the candidates of the Executive Board or the Board of Advisors on the said Maha Sabha. If there are indications of violations of the law, it can be proceeded to the legal action.
  6. Maha Sabha selects and assigns the members of the Board of Advisors and the Executive Board for the period of the next 5 years
  7. Maha Sabha confirms admission of new members and dismissal of members.
  8. Decisions in Maha Sabha may be taken by deliberation / consensus and if it is not reached then the decision shall be made based on voting.
  9. If the decision making is based on voting, then each of the regular individual and organizational member, each member of the Board of Advisors and the Executive Board has 1 ( one) voice. Decision is considered valid if approved by half of the total votes plus one, except at the session of constitutional amendments that require the approval of the 2/3 (two thirds) out of the total votes.
  10.  The regular members, the Board of Advisors and the Executive Board have the rights to elect and to be elected, while the Observers only have the rights to raise questions and propose suggestions.
  11. The Executive Board is obliged to prepare the agenda of Maha Sabha
  12. The Executive Board carries out the General Assembly (Maha Sabha),  the Annual Assembly, and the extraordinary General Assembly by  forming the Organizing Committee.
  13.  Procedures for the sessions of the General Assembly (Maha Sabha), the Annual Assembly, and the extraordinary General Assembly are further regulated in the Rules of WHP.

 

Article 18

Annual Assembly

  1. The Annual Assembly of WHP is held annually in conjunction with the event of the World Hindu Wisdom Meet.
  2. The Annual Assembly of WHP is attended by members of the Board of Advisors and the Executive Board.
  3. The Annual Assembly evaluates and provides inputs to the implementation of tasks of the World Hindu Centre over the last one year.
  4. The Annual Assembly may give general policy directions to the Executive Board of the future World Hindu Center programmes, in accordance with the general direction of the previous General Assembly (Maha Sabha)
  5. The Annual Assembly may approve the admission proposal of new members or members who resign from WHP

Article 19

Extraordinary Assembly

  1. Extraordinary Assembly is held at any time upon the request of half plus one of the members of the Board of Advisors and  the half of the regular members
  2. Extraordinary Assembly is attended by at least 2/3 (two thirds) members of the Board of Advisors, and 2/3 of the regular members.
  3. Extraordinary Assembly is held to hold the accountability of the Executive Board of the severe irregularities in the implementation of the tasks that have the potential for impeachment. In this situation the decision shall be taken by voting and the decision is considered valid if it is approved by two thirds of the participants.
  4. Extraordinary Assembly may also be held if the decision of the Board of Advisors and the Executive Board state that there are severe problems considered threatening the existence of WHP.  In such situation, Extraordinary Assembly is also attended by the Executive Board and the decision can be made by deliberation or consensus.


CHAPTER VII

WORLD HINDU CENTRE

Article 20

  1. The World Hindu Centre, hereinafter referred to as WHC, is an implementing organization and  responsible to WHP
  2. WHC shall carry out the activities planned by WHP:
    1. Undertaking an assessment of all aspects of the Hindu religion to be able to improve the quality of philosophy (tatwa), ethics, and ritual (upakara)
    2. Implementing all general policies and program of WHP
    3. Holding the World Hindu Wisdom Meet annually.

Article 21

The organizational structure of the WHC

The organizational structure of the WHC consists of:

  1. Board of Experts
  2. Executive Committee
  3. Departments or Divisions

Article 22

  1. Board of Experts are experts in their respective fields who committed to promoting the WHC
    1. The membership the Board of Experts is appointed in the annual meeting of the WHC
    2. The Board of Experts provide input to the Executive Committee in formulating the WHC program
    3. The Executive Committee consists of : Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary General
      1. The Executive Committee is proposed by the Council of Experts and it is further confirmed in the WHP Plenary Assembly
      2. Chairperson is responsible for all activities of the WHC.
      3. Vice Chairperson assists the Chairperson duties after coordination with him/her
      4. The Secretary General is responsible for the internal management of the WHC
      5. The Executive Committee establishes an organizational structure to support the implementation of secretarial services, finance and services.
      6. The Executive Committee of WHC is responsible to the WHP
      7. The first-time Board of Experts and the Executive Committee are stipulated in WHS 2013.

Article 23

  1. WHC forms departments or divisions in charge of carrying out tasks for the fields which are specified by WHC
  2. Departments of WHC are headed by Chairpersons and Secretaries of the Departments, Divisions are headed by the Chairpersons and Secretaries of the Divisions
  3. Departments and Divisions are responsible to the Executive Committee of WHC

Article 24

  1. All management rules of WHC will be outlined in the Statutes of WHC
  2. Statutes of WHP must be approved by the General Assembly of  WHP
  3. The first Statutes of WHP will be determined on the WHS 2013.

 

CHAPTER VII

WORLD HINDU WISDOM MEET

Article 25

  1. The Annual World Hindu Wisdom Meet is a meeting held by WHC which comes under the umbrella of WHP
  2. The Annual World Hindu Wisdom Meet discusses one or more topics to conclude guidance or bhisama in order to promote/develop the people/the Hindus and Hindu religion in accordance with the WHP programmes

Article 26

  1. The Plan of General Programmes of the Annual World Hindu Wisdom Meet shall be drafted every 5 years at the General Assembly of  WHP
  2. The elaboration of Plan of General Programmes to become the Annual Programmes of the Annual World Hindu Wisdom Meet shall be set at the WHP Annual Assembly.
  3. WHC establishes the Organizing Committee of  the Annual World Hindu Wisdom Meet who is responsible to WHC

CHAPTER  VIII

Financial Resources

Article 27

The financial resources of WHP and WHC are derived from:

  1. Membership fees
  2. The legitimate incomes from the business units of WHP and WHC
  3. The financial aids of the third parties that are not binding, and / or provided that they are not contrary to the applicable laws

Article 28

  1. The financial resources of WHP and WHC are managed by the Executive Board of WHP or WHC with the principles of good governance
  2. The Executive Board of WHP performs regular internal audits conducted by the Internal Audit Unit
  3. Every 5 years, finance of WHP and WHC is audited by independent auditor appointed by the Board of advisors
  4. The Financial Statements of WHP and WHC shall be held responsible by the Executive Board of WHP and the Executive Committee of WHC at the General Assembly of WHP and equipped with the result of audit of the independent auditor as referred to in point 3 above.

CHAPTER IX

CLOSING RULES

Article 29

  1. The WHP constitutional amendments can be made at the General Assembly or the Extraordinary Assembly of WHP
  2. Request for constitutional amendments shall be proposed by at least half plus one of the members of the Board of Advisors and / or the half plus one of the regular members.
  3.  The General Assembly or the Extraordinary General Assembly for constitutional amendments is considered valid if it is attended by the two thirds of the members entitled to attend such session.
  4. The decision is considered valid if it is approved by the two thirds votes of those present

Article 30

  1. Matters which have not been stipulated in this Constitution shall be governed in the WHP Regulations made by the Executive Board by taking into account the advice of the Board of Advisors.
  2. The WHP Regulations must be approved at the upcoming General Assembly of WHP

Article 31

The Constitution of WHP is effective since it is stipulated

 

Stipulated in Denpasar, Bali

on …. June 2013

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