Hindus have urged the Sumner County Schools (SCS) in Tennessee (USA) to continue field trips to religious venues in the world studies class in which students learned about different religions.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that awareness about other religions thus created by such trips would make SCS pupils well-nurtured, well-balanced, and enlightened citizens of tomorrow. It would make SCS look good also besides bringing cohesion and unity in the community.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that in order to ensure neutrality; SCS should organize trips to all the religions covered in the classroom
According to reports, SCS disallowed such trips recently, which they used to have as a part of the decade long class, after a parent complaint.
SCS, headquartered in Gallatin, has over 28,000 students in 45 schools covering 530 square miles. According to SCS Director of Schools Dr. Del R. Phillips III: "We are consistently ranked as one of the top academic school districts in the state". Don Long is its Board Chairman.