RENO — The City Council of Stockton, Calif., is scheduled to have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated.
Reno-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the council. He then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages.
Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he will urge councilmembers to keep the welfare of others always in mind.