Portishead Primary School students in England recently recreated and celebrated a Hindu wedding in a workshop.
Year three students of the school, who are researching various perspectives of life in India, have already tried Indian cuisine and adopted a tiger from India, reports suggest.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, described it as a “step in the right direction”.
He stressed the need of organizing a Hindu Day in all the primary schools of the United Kingdom where children should learn about basic concepts, symbols, art, music and traditions of Hinduism.
Mr. Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that awareness about other religions thus created by organizing such days would make the UK pupils well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. It also made a good business sense to know the beliefs of “others” in a global community. Moreover, students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society, Mr. Zed said.
Richard Riordan, Headteacher of Portishead Primary School in North Somerset of about 450 children overlooking beautiful marina, described it as a “dream factory”.
Elizabeth Lockwood is the Chair of Governors of this School, whose tagline is "Learning and achieving together". It has a Spanish Club and chose Swahili as its language of the term.
History of coastal town Portishead goes back to prehistoric times and prominent people associated with it include actor Johnny Briggs and media personality Carol Vorderman.