Chaplain to Give Hindu Prayers At Ore. Legislature

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Boston Examiner

Wire Service: AP

A northern Nevada chaplain who a year ago became the first to read a Hindu prayer at the U.S. Senate plans to read the prayers at state legislatures in Oregon, Colorado and Indiana.

Rajan Zed is the president of University Society of Hinduism and a spokesman for the India Association of northern Nevada.

He became the first to read a Hindu prayer to the Nevada State Assembly on March 19, 2007. He did the same in the U.S. Senate on July 12, 2007, but only after Capitol police officers removed three shouting protesters from the gallery.