Multi-faith service “seeking God’s mercy” off—will be held as “Thanks to God” service after coronavirus

The multi-faith prayer service where Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions planned to join together on March 15 to pray for God’s mercy concerning worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, its victims and their loved ones, and care providers; has been cancelled due to public health concerns. According to its coordinators—distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed and senior […]

Nevada’s diverse religious leaders coming together to pray for God’s mercy regarding coronavirus

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Nevada’s faith leaders from various traditions will join together to pray for God’s mercy concerning worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, its victims and their loved ones, and care providers; in Reno on March 15. This unique multi-faith Service will include prayers by Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Native […]

Hindus urge Alabama lawmakers to show maturity & approve bill allowing yoga in schools

On March 10, Alabama House of Representatives will hear bill HB235; which if enacted, would allow yoga to be offered to grades K-12 in Alabama public schools, which has been reportedly prohibited since 1993. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, urged Alabama state legislators to wake up to the needs […]

A Cleveland public school launches “Meditation Center”

Willson School, a PreK-8 public school of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in Ohio, has a full-fledged “Meditation Center”. According to reports, students can self-refer or teachers can refer students to the Willson Meditation Center (WMC) for short periods of meditation or yoga time. Activities at this Center include meditation, pranayama, yoga, etc. After participating […]

Despite Hindu protest, College of New Jersey refuses to withdraw its newspaper labelling Hinduism as “unforgiving”

Despite Hindu protest, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing is refusing to withdraw printed copies of its student newspaper “The Signal” from various locations, which states “Hinduism is an unforgiving religion”. “…we decline your requests to retrieve printed copies of The Signal or to remove the article”, “The Signal” Editor-in-Chief Emmy Liederman wrote […]

Disheartened Hindus still awaiting permission to display Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital after 58 days of request

Dismayed Hindus are still awaiting permission to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire), despite making a formal request in an email on September five. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who made this request, received an email from Manchester VAMC on September […]

Hindus seek display of Bhagavad-Gita at Manchester Veterans Hospital

Hindus would also like to display ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita on the entrance lobby table at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Manchester (New Hampshire). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that the presence of sacred texts at the entrance of hospitals was highly beneficial as scriptures provided us […]

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) […]