Friday, March 24, 2006
Hindu Youths to Lead (in UK)
The parliamentary experience programme launched here last night by the Hindu Forum of Britain seeks to address the current lack of representation of Hindus in decision-making process by encouraging and nurturing carefully selected Hindu youth to be mentored and trained by British Parliamentarians.
Currently, only two of the 646 British MPs are Hindus. "The programme would provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what politicians do day-to-day, experience Westminster life and provide talented Hindus a platform to become active in British politics," the Hindu Forum's secretary- general Ramesh Kallidai said. "More importantly it will improve the political representation of Hindu community in local and national politics," he said.