Source: Hinduism Today, Shibani Khanna, December 1, 2000
HOUSTON, TEXAS: Endeavoring to promote Hindu Solidarity among the youth, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Hindu Student's Council, and NetOhm held a "Lock-in" at a Texas Rock Gym. A "Lock-in" is when a group of students (with chaperones) book a venue and stay up the entire night engaged in various activities, in this case ranging from sports, games, and movies to the highlight of the night, rockclimbing on the artificial cliffs. Hindu philosophy was touched on in a discussion group about the relationship between body and mind. However, the main focus of the night was socializing and creating bonds of friendship among the youth ranging in age from 8-18. Many of the young people had previously attended the Hindu Heritage Camp in July 2000, where the focus was primarily of a religious nature. Coordinators and participants look forward to holding the event annually.