April 6, 2010
HINDUS WANT affluent countries of the world to do more for environment in view of the global ecological crisis.
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada, United States of America, said that richer nations should lead the way and show responsibility by cutting greenhouse gases and atmospheric ozone concentrations and tackling global warming.
Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued that world’s poor were most vulnerable to the environmental problems resulting from climate change. Senseless uses of natural resources, extravagance, greed, etc, were some of the major causes of this ecological crisis.
Rajan Zed further said that religions should also come forward to do their share of tackling global warming and persuading others on this issue. “We as leaders of various religions of the world should fulfill our obligations by voicing the environmental issues. Religions should not stay silent spectators to threatening ecological crisis faced by humanity,” Zed stressed and urged all world religious leaders, religions and denominations to openly bless environmental causes and develop a global partnership on this subject.
Zed pointed out that ancient Hindu scriptures, especially Atharva-Veda, were highly respectful of mother nature.