Hindu statesman Rajan Zed talked about Hinduism and its contributions to the world to Rainshadow Community Charter High School students in Reno (Nevada, USA) on December 18.
Kristin Quintana, leadership teacher, facilitated this talk, which was part of school’s Multicultural Day, aimed at helping “to breakdown stereotypes and encourage communication between people of different cultures”. Zed also answered students’ questions on God, religion and Hinduism.
Rainshadow, “Home of the Pirates” launched in 2003 whose mission includes “Creating empowered community members through real-world education”, targets at-risk youth. Steve West and Inge Gerber are the Principal and Board Chair respectively of Rainshadow, which is known for its “art program” but also offers culinary, theater and farming. It believes that “learning is a self-directed, internal process”.
Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, is a global religious leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid faced by Roma 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.