April 2015 \ News \ News In Brief
Hindus highest educated group in Scotland

  • Rajan Zed with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

In Scotland, “Hindus had the highest qualifications and were most likely to be full-time students”, according to a Scottish Government report published on March 26.

“Analysis of Equality Results from the 2011 Census” report further states: “Hindus were most likely to be employed in the top two occupational groups” (managers, directors, senior officials and professional).

Summary of findings also indicated: “Hindu and Jewish people were most likely to be in the highest social grades and had the most representation in the highest two occupational categories”.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, congratulated the Hindu community in Scotland for continuing with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc., amidst so many distractions.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in your life.

According to this report; people with “no religion” are the highest in Scotland; followed by Church of Scotland adherents, Roman Catholics, religion not stated, other Christians, Muslims, Hindus, other religions, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews. Nicola Sturgeon is First Minister and Roger Halliday is Chief Statistician of Scotland, a semi-autonomous part of the United Kingdom.

Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.

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