Hindu numbers constant in Myanmar over 40 years

The proportion of Hindus in Myanmar has remained constant at around 0.5 per cent over the forty year period, according to Myanmar Census 2014 Report on Religion released this month.

In Myanmar’s enumerated population, there were 252,763 (0.5%) Hindus. Largest number of Hindus, 100,166 (2.0% of Region’s enumerated population), were in Bago Region (southern-central part of the country); while smallest number of Hindus, only 106, were in Chin State (least developed area of the country) in western Myanmar.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Myanmar Hindus to continue with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.; and keep on contributing to the progress of Myanmar.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Myanmar Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in the life; amidst so many distractions.

According to this Census Report, prepared by Department of Population on behalf of Myanmar Government; largest part of Myanmar population is Buddhist (89.8%); followed by Christians, Muslims, Animists and Hindus.

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