City of Suisun City (California, USA) has appreciated distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed for providing first historic Hindu invocation at City Council meeting of August 27.
A “Certificate of Appreciation” signed by Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez and presented to Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said: For performing the first Hindu invocation at a City Council meeting of the City of Suisun City.
Rajan Zed delivered the first Hindu invocation of Suisun City Council, said to be established in 1850s, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture still in common use Rig-Veda; besides lines from Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures; after sprinkling few drops of water from river Ganga of India, considered holy by Hindus.
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.
Female majority Suisun City, adjacent to about 84,000 acres Suisun Marsh, claims to be “San Francisco Bay Area gem with a touch of Cape Cod charm”. Mike Hudson and Suzanne Bragdon are Mayor Pro-Tem and City Manager respectively.