Hindu mantras to open Utah’s Clearfield City Council 1st time

For the first time since its incorporation in 1922, Clearfield City Council (Utah) will start its meeting on January 11 with Hindu prayers, containing hymns from world’s oldest extant scripture.
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Reciting from Brahadaranyakopanishad, Rajan Zed plans to say “Asato ma sad gamaya, Tamaso ma jyotir gamaya, Mrtyor mamrtam gamaya”; which he will then interpret as “Lead us from the unreal to the real, Lead us from darkness to light, and Lead us from death to immortality.” Reciting from Bhagavad-Gita, he proposes to urge councilmembers and others present to keep the welfare of others always in mind.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.2 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Mark Shepherd and JJ Allen are Mayor and City Manager respectively of Clearfield, whose tagline is “we've got it made”. Notable people associated with Clearfield include businessman Nolan Bushnell and musician Dallon Weekes.