Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Texas’ Coppell School District

Hindus are urging Coppell Independent School District (CISD) in suburban Dallas, with 47.4% students Asian, to proclaim official holiday on Diwali, most popular of Hindu festivals. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that Diwali holiday in CISD would be a step in the positive direction in view of presence […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Massachusetts’ Chelmsford Public Schools

Hindus are urging Chelmsford Public Schools (CPS) in Massachusetts to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2016-2017 school calendar and beyond. The 2015-2016 Academic Calendar of CPS, whose “mission” includes to cultivate “well-rounded lifelong learners”, showed Good Friday as a holiday. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in […]

Maryland’s Howard County Board of Education – Diwali holiday

Hindus have applauded Maryland’s Howard County Board of Education for reportedly unanimously incorporating most popular Hindu festival Diwali as a day-off in the 2016–2017 Academic Calendar of 76 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) schools. Calling it a step in the positive direction, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in New Jersey schools with sizable Hindu pupils

Hindus are urging New Jersey schools, public as well as private, which have significant number of Hindu students, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendars and beyond. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was not fair […]

Hindus seek Diwali holiday in Vermont schools

Hindus are urging all schools in Vermont (USA), public as well as private, to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a school holiday in their 2015-2016 school calendar and beyond. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with Hindu pupils and […]

New York City Council’s Resolution on Diwali holiday in City schools

diwali wishes from Hindupad

New York City Council’s Resolution on Diwali holiday in City schools. Hindus have applauded New York City Council for “Resolution calling upon the New York City Department of Education to establish Diwali as an official holiday for New York City public school students”. This “Res 1863-2013”, introduced by Council in its July 24 meeting, was referred “to […]

Hindus ask Diwali holiday in Allentown schools in Pennsylvania

Hindus want Allentown School District (ASD) in Pennsylvania (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urging ASD to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together […]

Hindus ask Diwali holiday in Woodbridge schools in New Jersey

Hindus want Woodbridge Township School District (WTSD) in New Jersey (USA) to add Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, to the holiday calendar. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Connecticut (USA) today, urging WTSD to announce Diwali as school holiday, said that it was important for Hindu families to celebrate Diwali day together at […]