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City of San Jose commends Hindu statesman Rajan Zed

By hubVilla com - Thursday, April 4, 2013 No Comments

City of San Jose in California (USA), 10th largest in USA, has commended distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed "in recognition of his efforts to promote interfaith dialogue".

 

A Commendation certificate signed by Mayor Chuck Reed and Councilmember Ash Kalra mentions Zed's dedication to "peacefully uniting religious communities throughout the world through enriching discussion and other initiatives" and describes him as "an Indo-American and Hindu statesman who is also a noted leader in interfaith relations".

 

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, recently opened City Council of San Jose, founded in 1777, with Hindu mantras, containing verses from world's oldest existing scripture Rig-Veda.

 

Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.

 

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

 

San Jose was California's first civilian settlement and the site of its first state capital. Its taglines include "Among America's Most International Cities", "World Class Climate, Parks & Entertainment" and it claims to be recognized as an international epicenter of arts, culture, and technology. Madison Nguyen and Debra Figone are the Vice Mayor and City Manager respectively of San Joe, whose only 44% people speak English at home.

 

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Rajan Zed delivering the Hindu invocation of San Jose City Council. On the extreme right is Mayor Chuck Reed.

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