SOUTH CAROLINA — South Carolina’s newspapers have been wearing Hindu pride attire for several years.
On Thursday, the newspapers staged a ‘Hindus in Hindu Pride’ parade, which drew a crowd of about 1,000 people to the Capitol.
The parade featured Hindu pride outfits and other cultural expressions that have become part of the state’s culture.
The parade included a Hindu-themed dance, a traditional dance performed at the Hindu temple, a performance of Hindu songs, a prayer to the Goddess of the Gods and an opportunity for students to meet the participants.
The event also included a parade through the streets of Columbia.
In the wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, many states have tried to take a stand against the violence that has been taking place in the Middle East.
On Friday, the South Carolina State Legislature passed a bill that would create a state-sponsored program to help families of victims of terrorism.
The bill would fund the project through an unspecified state fund, with $2.5 million allocated each year for the next five years.