Hindus are commending public research institution Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station (Texas) for reported launching of designated Prayer and Meditation Room in its Sterling C. Evans Library; said to be an all-inclusive worship area.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today; called this dedication of a quiet calming space for meditation, reflection and prayer for usage by the campus community—a step in the positive direction.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that with the presence of room for meditation and prayer, TAMU students would have a spiritually meaningful life in addition to material success after they graduated from here.
Rajan Zed thanked TAMU for recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education. Prayer and Meditation Room would be another feather in TAMU’s cap in making it a top class and wholesome higher education institution.
Zed urged all universities and colleges of USA and Canada to provide prayer-meditation rooms if they were serious in the all-round development of their students. Zed suggested TAMU to make this Room available to campus community 24-hours and 365 days.
This Room, located on the fifth floor and lined up with windows, is meant to be open to all faiths and none. TAMU already has an All Faiths Chapel, which claims to serve “all denominations and creeds…to encourage the spiritual expression and development”.
Opened in 1876, research-intensive flagship and oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, TAMU, on an over 5,200 acres campus with about 400 degrees, is home to about 66425 students. Cliff Thomas, John Sharp and Michael K. Young are Regents Chairman, Chancellor and President respectively.