Rajan Zed is an acclaimed Indo-American and Hindu statesman who has taken up Hindu, interfaith, religion, environment, Roma and other causes all over the world.
He was invited by President of European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pottering, in December 2008 in Brussels (Belgium) for a meeting to promote interfaith dialogue and discuss Hindu issues. He read the groundbreaking first Hindu opening prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC.
Zed is one of the panelists for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced jointly by Newsweek and WashingtonPost.com. He has been bestowed with “World Interfaith Leader Award”, “Nevada Religious Unity Award”, “Positive Pluralism & Unity Prize”, and other awards for interfaith dialogue.
He is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Director of Interfaith Relations of Nevada Clergy Association, Spiritual Advisor to National Assoc. of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, etc.
Rajan Zed is on the Governing Board of Directors of Northern Nevada International Center, on the Board of Directors of Nevada World Trade Council, elected to office of General Improvement District Trustee of Verdi TV District, member Citizens Advisory Committee of Regional Transportation Commission, member Reno Police Chief Advisory Board.
He is listed in “Who’s Who in America” 2006. He has also delivered Hindu prayers in Nevada Senate, Nevada Assembly, California Senate, New Mexico Senate, Arizona Senate, Arizona House of Representatives, Indianapolis Senate, Indianapolis House of Representatives, Colorado Senate, Colorado House of Representatives, Washington State Senate, Oregon Senate, Oregon House of Representatives, Utah Senate, Alaska Senate, Alaska House of Representatives, Carson City Board of Supervisors and Sparks City Council and Henderson City Council in Nevada, and City Councils of Lincoln-Bakersfield-Modesto-Fresno in California. Most were the first Hindu prayers of these legislative bodies.
Zed has been on Editorial Board of Reno Gazette-Journal, a Gannett newspaper, Board of Directors of Washoe Library Foundation, Academic Senator in the Academic Senate of San Jose State University in California, on Board of Directors of a large credit union.
He possess Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Nevada-Reno, Master of Science in Mass Communications from San Jose State University, California; and Bachelor of Journalism from Panjab University, India.