Britain's First State-Funded Hindu School by 2008

December 13, 2006

Source: Times of India

LONDON: Plans to set up UK's first state-funded Hindu faith school are at an advanced stage and Hindu leaders believe that it will inspire future generations to learn about the ancient religion.

Gauri Dasa, president of Bhaktivedanta Manor, the largest ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple in the UK, told IANS, "I remain confident that the Krishna-Avanti primary school will be a beacon to the community, a centre for cross communal learning and an inspiration to the next generation to learn about their faith and culture."

The department of education and skills had announced the Hindu faith school in November 2005 and had earmarked 10 million pounds for the project.

The Hindu faith school is to be set up in the London borough of Harrow, which has a 20% Hindu population.