Hindus are supporting the campaign for vegetarian school meals in France.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that as consuming beef was considered sacrilegious among Hindus, so vegetarian school meals would be welcomed by French Hindus. Moreover, many Hindus were just vegetarians.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that beef should be kept off the menu of school meals as cow was held sacred by Hindus and was considered the seat of many deities.
With its population increasingly diverse, France should be more respectful to all the faith traditions while deciding menu for school meals. All French schoolchildren should have the option of choosing vegetarian meals, Rajan Zed stressed.