Hindus would increase to between 2.5% and 2.9% of the total population of Canada in 2036, according to a study of population projections developed by Canada's national statistical agency, Statistics Canada (SC).

The number of religiously unaffiliated people would also continue to increase and could represent between 28.2% and 34.6% of all Canadians in 2036. Nearly one in two Canadians could be an immigrant or the child of an immigrant by 2036, according to this SC study.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, commended the Canadian Hindus for their valuable contributions to the nation and society in Canada. He urged them to continue with the traditional values of hard work, higher morals, stress on education, sanctity of marriage, etc.; amidst so many distractions.

Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, advised Canadian Hindus to focus on inner search, stay pure, explore the vast wisdom of scriptures, make spirituality more attractive to youth and children, stay away from the greed, and always keep God in the life.

+Prof: Koti Madhav Balu Chowdary

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