Madhu Varshney has post graduate degrees in Hindi Literature and in Economics. In her undergraduate studies, she specialized in Literature - Hindi, English and Sanskrit. She is a very active member of the Indian community in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She was born on August 8, 1945, in Sarai Tarin (U.P.) Dist. Moradabad, India. She has three children, Praveen, Peeyush and Vandana, six grandchildren and lives in Vancouver with her husband, Hari Varshney.
She has been a president of Vishva Hindu Parishad of B.C. ("VHP") from 200l to 2003. VHP runs the largest Hindu Temple and community center in Vancouver. Prior to that, she was secretary and served as a board member of VHP for several years. She is also a former director, treasurer and secretary of India Club in B.C. Her interest lies in teaching languages, folk songs and dances. She is a Katthak classical dancer. In 1986, she established her folk dance group known as "Indo-Canadian Folk Dance Group" which performs folk dances at various multi-cultural events and Celebrations in greater Vancouver.
Madhu is also a poet and has published a collection of poems, "Bhav-Tarang" by Vishwavidyalaya Prakashan, Varanasi, India. She has another collection of poems being published entitled "Uthatee Hiloren". She has compiled five other religious, spiritual and folk song books namely, "Vedika Havan Paddhati", "Shiva-Shaktee Aaraadhanaa", "Shree Raam Kee Mahaa Mahimaa", "Mahaa Shakti Durgaa Aaraadhanaa" and "Lok Geet Sangrah." Two of these books, "Lok Geet "Sangrah" a collection of folk songs from Northern India and "Vedika Havan Paddhati" containing matters relating to Havan were published in 2005 while the other two books, "Shree Raam Kee Mahaa Mahimaa" and "Mahaa Shakti Durgaa Aaraadhanaa" are being published in 2006.
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