Ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord) was one of the Fall 2010 readings at prestigious Ursinus College in Pennsylvania
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, described this action of Ursinus as “a step in the right direction” as students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged the schools/departments of religion and philosophy of major world universities to strengthen their Hinduism sections. Hinduism being the oldest religion with rich philosophical thought and a vast array of scriptures needed more exploration. Zed especially asked the Harvard, Cambridge, Yale, Princeton, Oxford, Stanford, Columbia, McGill, Australian National, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Heidelberg, Uppsala, and Utrecht universities to further enrich their Hinduism resources.
Students of Ursinus, located in Collegeville and founded in 1869, come from 32 states of USA and seven foreign countries and each one of them is issued a laptop computer. John E. F. Corson is Interim President while its alumni include author J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye), Nobel Prize winner Gerald Edelman, etc.