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Hindus seek dedicated area for scattering cremated remains on England’s River Orwell

Suffolk County Council

Hindus are urging for the creation of a dedicated area for the dispersal of the cremated remains over River Orwell, a beautiful deep-water river which flows through the county of Suffolk in England and merges into North Sea.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, said that it was important for grieving Hindu families to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones on the body of water.

Since some people reportedly do scatter the cremated remains of their loved one over River Orwell; authorities should seriously look into creating a dedicated area along the River; installing a platform, raising an open roofed structure like gazebo and building a link road; so that grieving families and friends could gather and perform the last rituals properly, respectfully and peacefully; Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, stated.

Rajan Zed urged East of England Local Government Association, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Waveney District Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Forest Heath District Council, etc., to earnestly and jointly delve into developing this dedicated area for scattering cremated remains over River Orwell in view of substantial numbers of Hindu populace in the region.

If the officials needed any help in the religious expertise during the designing and development process, he or other Hindu scholars would be glad to assist. Besides Hindus, it would also benefit all others interested in scattering the cremated remains on the body of water, Zed added.

A dedicated cremated remains scattering area was reportedly near completion in Sarnia in Southwestern Ontario (Canada) over the St. Clair River.

Navigable River Orwell is popular for yacht sailing and movie “Yangtse Incident” (1957) was filmed on the river. Writer Eric Arthur Blair, reportedly for his love of the river, chose his pen name as “George Orwell”. 

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