US Hindus greet Queen Elizabeth on Diamond Jubilee

Last Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2012 09:00 hrs

London, June 12 (IBNS) A US based Hindu group has sent 'warmest congratulations' to The Queen of United Kingdom (UK) Elizabeth II on the Diamond Jubilee of her reign.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) commended her personal commitment in improving interfaith relations and creating mutual respect among various faith traditions.

According to reports, Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip visited Hindu Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware in Greater London on the first day of her Diamond Jubilee tour on March 29.

In 2010, Queen acknowledged contributions of "all faiths" while inaugurating Ninth General Synod of the Church of England in Westminster (UK).

In 2002, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Highgate Hill Murugan Hindu Temple in North London.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said that it was remarkable on the part of the Queen, who is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, to speak about "all faiths" and "great faith traditions" instead of just talking about Church of England.

Applauding Queen's inclusive approach, Zed argued that UK was now a multi-faith society and urged Queen to extend her support to make the opening prayers in both houses of UK Parliament multi-faith instead of the current only belonging to Christian faith.

Zed also urged the Queen to visit a Hindu temple on the next Diwali, which falls on November 13.

Diamond Jubilee marked 60 years of The Queen´s reign who came to the throne on February six, 1952 and her coronation took place on June two, 1953.

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