Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism has praised the move by a primary school in rural England to teach Hinduism to its pupils for about four weeks.
The project at girl-majority Cusgarne Community Primary School in Cornwall was undertaken to expand cultural horizons of students and as a result they created some Hindu-inspired art which was hung at walls of the school.
Children also learned about prayer, traditional Hindu dance and dress.
Hindu statesman Zed, who is based in Nevada, USA, described the initiative as a “step in the right direction”.
He stressed the need of organizing Hinduism workshops in all the primary schools of the UK where children should learn about basic concepts, symbols, art, music and traditions of Hinduism.
Mr. Zed pointed out that awareness about other religions created by organizing such workshops 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, Mr. Zed said, adding that students should have knowledge of the entire society to become full participants in the society.