Press Trust of India
New York, March 9, 2007
For the first time since its inception in 1864, the Assembly of the US state of Nevada will open with a Hindu prayer on March 19, reflecting the growing influence of Indian-Americans in the political arena.
Director of Public Affairs of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada Rajan Zed will read a prayer for the success of the session.
Zed says that he yet has to choose a prayer he will recite but he is thinking something from Rig Veda, the oldest scripture of the world.
However, keeping with the Legislature tradition, prayer will offer inspiration, reflection, and encouragement, and will be thought provoking, he adds.
The prayer will then be included in the Daily Journal of the legislature, which is a permanent public record.
Rajan Zed, besides being Director of Public Affairs and Interfaith Relations of Hindu Temple of Northern Nevada, is also Public Relations Officer of India Association of Northern Nevada, affiliated with World Congress of Faiths-London.