Pope’s interest in solar-powered electric “popemobile” lauded

Nevada, Dec 3, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Hindus have praised Vatican’s preference in having solar-powered electric popemobile, thus showing care for the planet and promotion of sustainable and green energy.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, besides the solar-powered electric popemobile idea, also commended His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for putting photovoltaic cells on Vatican auditorium’s roof, installation of solar cooling unit for the cafeteria, frequent environment friendly moves and calls to save the planet and curb environmental degradation.

Faiths coming out in support of the environment was a remarkable signal, Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said and urged all world religious leaders, religions and denominations to openly bless the environmental causes. Ancient Hindu scriptures, especially Atharva-Veda, were highly respectful of mother nature, Zed added.

We may believe in different religions, yet we share the same home—our Earth. We must learn to happily progress or miserably perish together. For man can live individually but can only survive collectively, Rajan Zed says quoting scriptures.

Pope Benedict heads the Roman Catholic Church, which is the largest of the Christian denominations. 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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