The Hindus in the United States are upset over the reported removal of the popular Indian song, "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram," from the Holiday Concert of Greendale School District in Wisconsin.
President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has asked the Greendale School District to apologize to the Hindu community and the student who was to sing at the concert.
"How fair was singling and pulling out a Hindu song and including a classic Christmas song Feliz Navidad and Jewish song Hava Nagila in the multicultural holiday concert? Was it not giving preference to one religion over another," Zed said in a statement.
Zed said that "Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram" talked of unity among religions with lyrics like "God and Allah are your names/Bless everyone with this wisdom, Lord." It was Mahatma Gandhi's favorite son.
Opening-up Greendale children to major world religions and other viewpoints would make them well-nurtured, well-balanced and enlightened citizens of tomorrow, he argued.