18 August :Hindus have applauded Romania for her attempts at educational reforms and overhauling religious instruction but stressed that minorities should be fairly treated when these planned reforms are finalized.
Acclaimed Hindu leader Rajan Zed, in a statement today, said that considerable changes were reportedly needed in this overhaul. Every Romanian should feel welcome without any ethnic or religious discrimination.
Zed, who is the president of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested that in school curricula comparative religion could be offered as an alternative to religion and those who did not want to study either, should be offered a non-religious choice.
Rajan Zed further suggested that either state/public schools in Romania should have symbols of all major world religions or there should be no religious symbols at all.