Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands’ largest and one of the world’s leading airports; carries Bhagavad-Gita, Vedas and other Hindu holy books.
These are available to passengers in the Meditation Centre, located near the F-gates, which is open 24-hours a day for prayer or meditation or relaxing in silence or holding a group service.
American Hindu religious leader Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, thanking Schiphol, urged other top world airports – Singapore Changi, Incheon (South Korea) International, Hong Kong International, Beijing Capital International, Munich, Zurich, Vancouver International, Tokyo (Haneda) International, London Heathrow – to provide Hindu scriptures for its passengers as a substantial number of Hindu passengers used these airports regularly.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested provision of Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Ramayana, Bhagavad-Gita, Mahabharata, Devi Mahatmya, etc., in the meditation/prayer rooms of world airports.
Prayer/worship to God was highly important in Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, Rajan Zed added.
Claimed to be “Europe’s Preferred Airport”, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport served over 58.2 million passengers in 2015. Jos Nijhuis is President & CEO of Schiphol Group, while L.J. Gunning-Schepers is Chairman Supervisory Board.
There are about one billion Hindus in the world.