Lauding Lawrenceburg school, Hindus urge all Kentucky schools to offer “World Religions”

Commending Anderson County High School (ACHS) in Lawrenceburg (Kentucky) for offering “World Religions” course, Hindus are urging all Kentucky schools to come-up with a “World Religions” class. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that opening-up the Kentucky children to major world religions and non-believers’ viewpoint would make them well-nurtured, […]

Hindu prayers for El Paso & Dayton massacre victims & the nation

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged all the Hindu temples and prayer-centers nationwide to hold special prayers for all victims, their loved ones, first responders, healthcare workers and others touched by the recent tragic loss in El Paso and Dayton. Hindus strongly condemn any and all acts of violence against innocent people. We are […]

Only 15% Americans identify Vedas as Hindu text

Just 15% Americans correctly identify the Vedas as a Hindu text; according to a new Pew Research Center survey “What Americans Know About Religion”, published on July 23. Roughly half of Americans knew that yoga has roots in Hinduism, survey points out. On being viewed warmly by the overall public; Hindus were below Jews, Catholics, […]

Hindu prayer to open Mesquite City Council for first time on May 14

Mesquite City Council in Nevada will start its day on May 14 with Hindu invocation, reportedly for the first time since its incorporation in 1984, containing verses from world’s oldest extant scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read […]

Shocked Hindus strongly condemn California synagogue shooting

Hindus have strongly condemned Saturday morning’s shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue, in Poway (California); and expressed sympathy to victims. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said: We are deeply saddened by this horrific tragedy. Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones and the entire Jewish […]

University of Illinois Museum showcases Radha-Krishna

Krannert Art Museum (KAM) of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is displaying paintings of Radha, Krishna, Mahabharata, etc.; in its “From Hand to Hand: Painting and the Animation of History in Northern India” exhibition, which will continue till May 12. This exhibition shows paintings from the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, created from the […]

Utah House of Representatives opened March 13 session with Hindu mantras in Sanskrit

Utah House of Representatives in capital Salt Lake City opened its March 13 session with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures. After Sanskrit delivery, he then read the English interpretation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in […]

Hindus urge Florida legislators to include Vedas in House Bill 195

Hindus are urging Florida legislators to add Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita to House Bill 195; thus also requiring Florida public schools to offer elective courses on these ancient scriptures. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that ancient texts of Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita contained a plethora of knowledge and […]

Hindus welcome popularity of yoga at Brigham Young University

Hindus have welcomed the apparent popularity of yoga at Utah’s Brigham Young University (BYU)— “founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”. Writing about recently launched yoga class at its Museum of Art, its student-produced newspaper “The Daily Universe” wrote under an article dated February 21 “Yoga opportunities abound on […]

Hindus ask for permanent exit of “Dutch Black Pete”

In view of Virginia (USA) Governor blackface controversy, Hindus are asking for the permanent departure of Dutch Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). It was time for the negative, offensive, racist and discriminatory caricature of Black Pete to vanish from the traditional festivities of Netherlands, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stressed in a statement in Nevada (USA) […]

Upset Hindus urge C&H Sugar to list cow bone on packages, when used to refine sugar

Hindus are urging C&H Sugar, which has a refinery in Crockett (California), to clearly mention bone char (identifying the source animal), if used to refine the sugar, on the packages sold in the market. Sugar, coming out of Crockett refinery, does not mention bone char (from recycled cattle bones) on its packages, although it is […]

Welcoming Pennsylvania Senate Yoga Room, Hindus urge other state capitols to follow

Hindus have commended Pennsylvania State Senate for reportedly providing a yoga and meditation room for usage by legislators and legislative staff in Harrisburg Capitol, calling it a “step in the positive direction”. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, welcomed Pennsylvania Senate for reportedly coming forward and arranging a space for […]

Hindus urge Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in public schools

Hindus are urging Alabama to end “prohibition” of yoga in the public schools of the State. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that this “prohibition” was clearly doing a disservice to Alabama’s students and denying them the valuable opportunities to avail the multiple benefits yoga provided. Alabama State Department […]

Lauding Tempe School District for offering yoga, Hindus seek yoga in all Arizona schools

Hindus have commended Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) in Arizona for offering Yoga and Advanced Yoga in its 2018-19 Course Catalog, calling it a step in the positive direction. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, applauded TUHSD for coming forward and providing an opportunity to students to avail the […]

Hindus welcome Trident Health for free Yoga Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston

Hindus have commended award-winning Trident Health hospital system for launching free Yoga Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs in Charleston (South Carolina). “A growing body of research indicates some children with special needs benefit from yoga…classes are appropriate for children who have high-functioning autism, high-functioning cerebral palsy, ADHD and ADD… If there’s an interest […]

Alabama Methodist Church offers free yoga classes

Hindus have welcomed First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Gadsden (Alabama) for offering free yoga classes. FUMC is offering free yoga classes to the community as a “Gift to Gadsden”. Tagline of FUMC includes: “Changing Lives by…Serving People and Giving Hope”. Sam Hayes and Andy Yarnell are Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor respectively. Welcoming FUMC […]

Hindus welcome Atlanta Airport plans of yoga space

Hindus have welcomed proposal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to create Yoga/Meditation space, and hope that it will be available free-of-charge to users like some other US and international airports. ATL is seeking proposals to develop “Traveler’s Oasis” on its T & B Concourses totaling 4,334 square feet, which includes Yoga/Meditation space with yoga […]

Renowned Getty Museum exhibiting paintings of Hindu gods

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles is showcasing images of various Hindu deities in its “Pathways to Paradise” exhibition, which will continue till August five. It includes “Krishna Uprooting the Parijata Tree” (1525-50) and “The Goddess Shri (Lakshmi)” (about 1475)—both watercolor paintings; and “Pendant with Narasimha” (9th-10th century). Welcoming the J. Paul Getty […]

Hindus commend Emory University for Ramayana exhibition curated by students

“Tell the Whole Story from Beginning to End:” The Ramayana in Indian Painting— exhibition has been launched at Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Carlos Museum), which will continue till May 20. Claimed to be first-of-its kind art exhibit which was curated, organized and researched exclusively by Emory students; uniting artwork and classwork; in […]