HWS 2019 Governing Body
We're proud to introduce the 2019 governing body, which was elected and will be serving through 2022. The governing body has been hard at work, looking at various ways to change, improve, and better serve patrons of HWS, and all Hindus within Houston. They will be hard at work the remainder of the year, making changes at HWS, planning events, and working to build a community of Hindus dedicated to serving the temple. When you visit HWS and recognize any of these people, please stop and say namaste!
Board of Trustees
Bal K Sareen
President, Board of Trustees
Bal has a Master of Science Degree (Mechanical Engineering) and is a registered Professional Engineer. Bal is married to Ms. Rita Sareen (46 years) and they have two children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Bal has been active within HWS for many years, and is humbled to be serving as President of the Board of Trustees.
Rajinder and his family became associated with HWS in 1979 shortly after moving to Houston. He actively supported HWS activities by printing the HWS news letter Jyoti . He served in the executive committee in various roles, eventually serving as President in 1987/1988.
During that time HWS, the governing body did lot of community programs Blood Donation Drives, working with UNICEF and an initiative Hands Around Houston.
His family has received lot of spiritual benefit from our association with HWS, and in recent years he felt that he could once again provide his services and help HWS regain its rightful place in the community and provide the religious path for young Hindu families of Houston.
Board of Trustees
Secretary, Management Committee
Ravi Goel hails from Amritsar, Punjab India. Born in a religious family, he learned about Hinduism early in my age. After coming to US he involved himself in various activities promoting Hinduism and the Hindu way of life. Ravi has been involved with HWS since 1973. He was also one of the starters of Hindus of greater Houston. He received his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Punjab University, Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Kansas and Master in Business from University of Houston.
Nisha is a Consultant with Accenture. She has been married for just under 5 years, has one beautiful little boy, her house has an adorable dog.
She first started attending HWS when she was four years old - to her HWS feels like home. She wanted to become part of the management committee to make a difference and to allow other children to feel the same way towards HWS that she felt when she first started coming
Her goal is to make HWS a place where children can grow, learn and gain knowledge about their religion, culture, while gaining life long friends, much like she had done when growing up at HWS.
Pramod has been married for 18 years and has two children, a son and a daughter. He currently works as a Maintenance Support Manager at Key Energy Services. Pramod first starting attending HWS in 2008 and enjoys the temple’s spiritual, peaceful and family friendly atmosphere. When the call was made for new elections for the executive committee, he felt compelled to run and has been happy to play a role in maintaining and running the temple on a day to day basis, as it helps him come closer to God. He hopes that his hard work, along with the rest of the board and executive committee, will allow HWS visitors to experience the peaceful, spiritual and lit family atmosphere, much like he did when he first started attending HWS.