Hindu statesman visiting valley councils

local@modbee.comApril 22, 2013 

Hindu invocation

Hindu prayer opened Waterford City Council a first in 44 years. Just before the Waterford City Council Hindu invocation, from left to right, are— Councilmember Ken Krause, Vice-Mayor Jose Aldaco, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, Mayor Charlie Goeken, Councilmember Michael Van Winkle and Councilmember Murray Day.

UNKNOWN — Rajan Zed

— A Hindu leader is visiting Northern San Joaquin Valley city councils, offering invocations from that faith for the first time.

Rajan Zed of Reno said he offered the invocation at last week's Waterford City Council meeting and planned to do the same Monday night in Hughson.

Zed said he delivered the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures, then read the English translation of the prayer.

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