Officers and Committees

HTCC is an organization that is staffed by volunteers. The governing structure includes a Board of Trustees (whose members are defined in the constitution), an elected Executive Board consisting of four members, and several committees that are appointed by the Executive Board. The members and the offices they hold are listed below.

Board of Trustees
Gagneesh Rawat President
Senthil Annamalai Vice-President
Sandhya Sharma Secretary
Anandhi Upendran Elected Trustee
List of Board of Trustees
Executive Board
Sudha Calyam President
Hema Srinivasan Vice-President
Chetan Hans Secretary
Pallavi Hariharan Treasurer
Capital Campaign Committee
H. R. Chandrasekhar, Chair
Inder Khurana, Executive Board Liaison
Chandra Rawlani
Dabir Viswanath
Sudarshan Loyalka
Elangovan Balakrishnan
Kusum Malhotra
Kattesh Katti
Vellore Gopalaratnam
Cultural Programs Committee
Hema Srinivasan, Chair
Abirami Elangovan, Executive Board Liaison
Anand Chandrasekhar
Rajagopalan Thiruvenganadthan
Bimal Ray
Shuba Ratneshwar
Shubhra Gangopadhyay
Devotional Programs Committee
Ranjana Hans, Chair
Hema Srinivasan, Co-Chair
Punam Sethi, Co-Chair
Kusum Malhotra, Secretary
Inder Khurana, Executive Board Liaison
Chandra Rawlani
Kuljit Sandhu
Meena Thawani
Nirja Loyalka
Srinath Gopalakrishna
Vinita Khanna
Educational Programs Committee
Visala Palaniappan, Chair
Ravi Thawani, Executive Board Liaison
Abirami Elangovan
Anand Chandrasekhar
Alagu Arunachalam
External Relations Committee
Leela Jashnani, Chair
Meera Chandrasekhar, Executive Board Liaison
Gagneesh Rawat
H.R.Chandrasekhar
Vellore S. Gopalaratnam
Facilities and Maintenance Committee
Das Kutikkad, Acting Chair
Ravi Thawani, Executive Board Liaison
Anand Chandrasekhar
Sanjeev Khanna
Lalit Kumar
Vellore Gopalaratnam
Financial Policy Committee
Krishna Sharma, Chair
Abirami Elangovan, Executive Board Liaison
Kannan Raghuraman
Surya Mantrala
Library Committee
H. R. Chandrasekhar, Chair
Inder Khurana, Executive Board Liaison
Arjun Khurana
Brishti White
Maya Cutkosky
Nidhi Khurana
Urmila Kutikkad
Medium Term Planning Committee
Vellore Gopalaratnam, Chair
Ravi Thawani, Secretary
Bimal Balakrishnan, Architect Consultant
Meera Chandrasekhar
Leela Jashnani
Kiratadas Kutikkad
Nitin Patel
Anuradha Rajagopalan
Chandra Rawlani
Membership Committee
Inder Khurana Acting Chair and Executive Board Liaison
Operations and Maintenance Committee
Kala Kumar, Chair
Meera Chandrasekhar, Executive Board Liaison
Anantha Gopalaratnam
Ravi Thawani
Publications Committee
Tarang Parashar, Chair
Meera Chandrasekhar, Executive Board Liaison
Sandhya Sharma
Vellore Gopalaratnam
Sandra Basu
Bandhana Katoch
Safety and Security Committee
Kiratadas Kutikkad, Chair
Ravi Thawani, Executive Board Liaison
Krishna Ramesh
Scheduling Committee
Anantha Gopalaratnam, Chair Inder Khurana, Executive Board Liaison
Service Programs Committee
Anantha Gopalaratnam, Chair
Ravi Thawani, Executive Board Liaison
Vellore Gopalaratnam
Bandhana Katoch
Chandra Rawlani
Nilotpal Sanyal
Pranavi Tella
Rajini Tolani
Senthil Kumar
Shuba Ratneshwar
Sushama Nagarkar
Tarang Parashar
Website Operations
Geetha Kutikkad, Webmaster
Youth Activities Committee
Anandhi Upendran, Chair
Ravi Thawani, Executive Board Liaison
Gagneesh Rawat
Aditi Bandyopadhyay

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Temple Calendar

Regular Events

Lakshmi Puja, Sri Lalita Sahasranama and Sri Lakshmi Ashtothra Parayanam Every 3rd Friday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM To be one of the sponsors for the puja, please contact Anandhi Upendran (anandhiu@gmail.com, 573-999-7196) or Abirami Elangovan (573-6737423)
Murugan Abhishekam and Puja Every 2nd Sunday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji. Puja Time: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM The Puja for Karthikeya (Murugan): Abhishekam, will be followed by recitation of Kanda Shashti Kavacam, songs and/or dances by children.
If you would like to help with this event or be one of the SPONSORS, then please contact Smt. Manjula Nathan (573-639-7814) or Smt. Hema Srinivasan (573-289-8797)
Sri Satyanarayana Puja Every 4th Saturday of the month, this puja is performed by the temple priest Sri. Sharmaji.
If you are interested in participating and/or sponsoring the monthly Satyanarayana Puja, please contact Smt Latha Krishnan (573-424-7537; latha_krishnan@hotmail.com) OR Smt. Rajalakshmi Adusumili ( 573-424-8582; rladusumilli@gmail.com)
Shishu Vihar
Sundays from 10:15 a.m – 11:15 a.m, Second Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Bal Sabha
Fourth Sundays of the month from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m, except during June and July
Kirtan
1st Sundays of the month from 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m
Open Prayer
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m
Sai Bhajans
Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Suprabhatham Prayers
Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Recited Saturdays from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m
Bhagavad Gita Study Circle
2nd and 4th Saturdays 6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m
Shram Daan
Saturdays from 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m (October – May) Fridays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m (June – September)
Tamil Class
1st and 3rd Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m
Hindi Class
2nd Sundays from 1:00 – 2:00 and 4th Sundays of the month from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m
Yoga Class
Second Sundays from 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m except April 9th due to Akhhand Ramayan Program

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