Hindus laud CBS for interfaith music special

May 13th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), May 13 (ANI): Hindus have applauded CBS Television Network for a special interfaith presentation “Faith, Music and Culture”, to be broadcast on June seven.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that attempts of a major broadcasting network like CBS to bring major world religions together through music was an admirable feat. It includes Hasidic hip-hop, Sufi devotional qawwali, Hindu kirtan chanting of Sanskrit mantras, and Christian cappella.

But Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged CBS to present kirtan in its authentic form and not refashion it to enhance ratings, as kirtan was sacred chant of the Hindus. Treat it respectfully, looking at it from devotees’ viewpoint.

Zed further said that religion was the most powerful, complex and far-reaching force in our society, so we must take it seriously. And we all knew that religion comprised much more than our own particular tradition/experience. In our shared pursuit for the truth, we could learn from one another and thus could arrive nearer to the truth.

CBS Corporation, headquartered in New York and launched in 1928, is a mass media company operating in virtually every field of media and entertainment, which serves all 50 states of USA and key international markets. Its Chief Executive Officer is Leslie Moonves and its recent quarterly revenues totaled around 3.16 billion dollars. (ANI)

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