US Hindus urge space competitors to carry Rig-Veda to moon

US Hindus urge space competitors to carry Rig-Veda to moon

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#Google Lunar Xprize

Nevada, May 29 (IBNS): A US-based Hindu group has urged the teams competing for the 'Google Lunar Xprize' to carry Rig-Veda, the world's oldest religious text in continued use, to the moon.
The 'Google Lunar Xprize' sometimes referred to as Moon 2.0, is a space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google. 
 
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in here on Thursday, said that the sacred Rig-Veda, a revealed text of divine origin, was a universal treasure and it was highly important to preserve it on the surface of the moon.
 
 Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that the Rig-Veda transmitted eternal truth and was a storehouse of sacred knowledge covering a wide variety of topics like society, environment, nature of cosmos, mantric power,origins of the world, prayer, death, creation, etc.
 
In order to win the Google Lunar Xprize, claimed to be the largest international incentive based prize of all time, a private company must land safely on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters above, below, or on the Lunar surface, and send backtwo ‘Mooncasts’ to Earth. 
 
Thirty-three teams are competing, including two from India—Synergy Moon and Team Indus. 
 
Filmmaker James Cameron, director of highest grossing Avatar, has reportedly endorsed it. 
 
Total prizes amount to USD 30 million, including the grand prize of USD 20 million.
 
A Bible was reportedly left behind on the lunar rover on moon’s surface during Apollo 15 mission in 1971 and efforts are being made to take Torah to the moon.

US Hindus urge space competitors to carry Rig-Veda to moon

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