By Jay Dilip Lakhani
The key role of every Hindu body should be promoting education in Hinduism, and that is what we are engaged in.
In these two weeks we will be interacting with over 2000 English youngsters (11 to 18 year age group). We manage to displace many serious misconceptions parading as Hinduism in the education system with the correct dynamic teachings of Hinduism that have a serious contribution to make for reviving and refreshing the message of spirituality in the modern world.
We did sessions at John Lyon School as well as Heathland School in Hounslow. Next week we shall talk to 200 sixth formers at the London Academy. What surprises us is to see how comfortable the non-Hindu youngsters feel with Hinduism and take to it so easily. Our talks focus on themes like: Religion and rationality or Hinduism and the findings of Modern Science; Pluralism or Reverence for life. One surprising thing we can report is that the applause from non-Hindu youngsters is far greater than from Hindu youngsters! It signals to us in no uncertain terms that Hinduism is meant for this nation and is destined to find its natural home in this country.
(The writer is Chair – Education Executive, Hindu Council, UK, www.hinducounciluk.org)