Nevada (US), Oct 1 (ANI): Renowned Hindu statesman Rajan Zed is urging fellow Hindus to do a better job of educating Americans about Hinduism and remove misconceptions about it.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada today, said that a new survey released by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life had reportedly revealed that less than four in 10 Americans knew that Vishnu and Shiva were part of Hinduism.
Rajan Zed argued that although there were various factors involved in Americans not being well-versed about Hinduism, the oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents, but we should take it on our shoulders to educate the American public about at least the basic tenets of Hinduism.
To start with, all Hindu temples in USA should form outreach units to reach the local public and should not miss any opportunity to inform the seekers about Hinduism. Each temple should attempt to launch a Hinduism school to strengthen the spiritual and moral roots of our children and enlighten interested non-Hindus about the concepts and philosophy of Hinduism and counter the prevalent misinformation about Hinduism.
Hindu philanthropists and charities should publish booklets in bulk about introduction to Hinduism and send it to temples for free distribution to all interested, Zed suggested. (ANI)