On September 9, 2021, Dr. Mrs. Santosh Kumar, inaugurated the International University of Vedic Wellness in Greater Chicago on the solemn occasion of her father, Shambu Dayal Kulshrestha’s 48th death anniversary which falls on September 9th. The Vedic University’s mission is to teach, preserve and expand the ideals and values of Sanatan Dharma (eternal value of Hinduism) by integrating modern practices with the global Hindutva philosophy in this digital age.
This university will offer Certification, Associate, Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. degree courses in a formal setting. To globally promote the precious knowledge of Vedic Scriptures, the science of Vedas, Upanishads, and Hindu Philosophy to promote peace and happiness to the whole world and this has been Dr. Santosh Kumar’s eternal dream.
Dr. Kumar drew inspiration from her parents who were true followers of Sanatan Dharma and other Philanthropic Personalities. She thanked Acharya Dr. Dayashankar from Haridwar, India, and Prof Dr. Abhimanyu Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Rajasthan Ayurveda University, Jodphur, India, for their valuable assistance in establishing this Vedic Wellness University.
Many dignitaries were present like Dr. Roger Richardson, President, Rhema University, Florida, who presented the Rhema University’s Red Ribbon Honor Award to Dr. Santosh Kumar, alumni of Rhema University for her indefatigable efforts to ground break this historic International University of VEDIC WELLNESS Chicago. Leaders from across the country who were present and spoke at the press meet which was live-streamed included Dr. Vijay G. Prabhakar, Dr. S. V. Anchan, CEO, Safe Sea Group, New Jersey, Dr. Clarence Beals, CEO, Jordans Dreams, Chicago, Dr. Rani Youseffzai, Vice-Chair, Congressman Danny Davis’ Multi-Ethnic Advisory Task Force, Dr. Andre Ellis, CEO, No Adults Left Behind – Chicago, Neil Khot, National Chair, Indian American Business Coalition, USA, Dr. Ravi Govindaraj, Vice President, World Federation of Tamil Youth, USA, Dr. Anasha Holiday, Chief Community Outreach, The Global Eye-Digital Monthly, and Anica Dubey, Global Outreach Chair, American Multi-Ethnic The coalition, USA.