Hindu statesman Rajan Zed given leadership award by Reno Police

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Hindu statesman Rajan Zed was presented with a “Leadership Achievement” award at the 3rd Annual Excellence in Policing & Community Leadership Awards Banquet of Reno Police Department in Reno’s Eldorado Hotel & Casino on May 30.

The citation of award presented to Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, said, “For your leadership and continued commitment to…our community. Your leadership…is a model for others to follow. You demonstrate the importance of being proud of who you are and what you do, you do not substitute words for action, and are willing to face any challenge to make…our community a safer place.”

Reno Police Chief Steven Pitts listed Zed’s various activities in religious leadership on the occasion. “2011 was a year of unbelievable tragedy for our community. The stories and examples of true leadership and selflessness left an imprint on all of us,” banquet brochure said.

Zed opened the banquet with prayers from Rig-Veda, the oldest existing scripture of mankind, and Upanishads and Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), both ancient Hindu scriptures, in Sanskrit followed by English translations.

Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide has also raised a huge voice against the apartheid faced by 15 million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with the World Interfaith Leader Award, Zed is senior fellow and religious advisor to the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, director of interfaith relations of the Nevada Clergy Association, spiritual advisor to the National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families and more.

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