Zed is a global Hindu and interfaith leader, who besides taking up the cause of religion worldwide, has also raised huge voice against the apartheid conditions faced by about 15-million Roma (Gypsies) in Europe. Bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award; Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch Interfaith Families, and on Advisory Board of The Interfaith Peace Project, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.
Rockford, chartered as a city in 1852, on the banks of the Rock River, is the third largest city in Illinois. It is known for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps; Mendelssohn Club, claimed to be the oldest music club in the nation; Cheap Trick rock band; etc. Lawrence J. Morrissey is the Mayor.