Stephen R. Karcher, a senior Greek Orthodox Christian priest; ElizaBeth Webb Beyer, a prominent Jewish Rabbi in Nevada-California; and Matthew T. Fisher, a well-known Buddhist leader; in a joint statement in Nevada; said that like other religions, prayer and worship was also very important to Hindus.
Karcher, Beyer and Fisher urged Minister-President Volker Bouffier of the German state of Hesse (which is largest shareholder of Fraport AG which operates FRA) and Frankfurt AG Executive Board Chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte to seriously look into having a "Hindu Prayer Room" at FRA so that Hindu passengers did not miss their prayer rituals while travelling through FRA.
Rajan Zed had also urged the authorities to work in this direction as an issue of fairness and equality in customer service. He or other Hindu scholars would be glad to help, if asked, regarding the structure of "Hindu Prayer Room", Zed added.
Hindus would appreciate FRA if this "Hindu Prayer Room" had murtis (statues) of popular deities, copies of sacred scriptures, a traditional bell and recorded devotional music; and once-a-week kirtan and daily arti session was held in it, Zed had noted.
Opened in 1912, awards winner FRA served over 61 million passengers during 2015.
Details of the picture attached: From right to left—Stephen R. Karcher, Rajan Zed. ElizaBeth Webb Beyer and Matthew T. Fisher.
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