Eton College Installs First Hindu Tutor

April 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hinduism Today

Jay Lakhani, Head of the Hindu Academy and Education Director for the Hindu Council UK, has been appointed to the post of part time Hindu Tutor at Eton College. Mr Lakhani's role will be to provide pastoral support and religious teaching to Hindu boys at the school, and contribute to school inter-faith activities. Because religion plays an important role at Eton, all boys are expected to take part in weekday chapel services. For many years Jewish boys have been able to take instruction from a Jewish Tutor during Sunday Chapel and, for the last four years, the College has had a Muslim Tutor to offer the same service to Muslim boys. The appointment of Jay Lakhani's means Hindu boys will now be offered the same choice.