Uma Mysorekar, an obstetrician and gynecologist and president of the Hindu Temple Society of North America, University at Buffalo Professor Satpal Singh and his daughter Gunisha Kaur will be among the dozen religious leaders to participate in the Multireligious Meeting for Peace presided over by the Pope inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Friday.

Joining the Pope will be representatives from Buddhist, Protestant, Greek Orthodox, Jewish and Muslim faiths. The Pope will address the gathering and there will be prayers and meditations from various religious traditions. Bangalore-born Mysorekar said her participation is giving her immense pride as it will provide prominence to the Hindu religion which will be recognised at a world stage.

Mysorekar said she might recipe the Sanskrit prayer 'Asato Ma Sad Gamaya, Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya' at the prayer service. "It does mean a lot. The meeting with the Pope will bring the Hindu religion to the forefront," She told reporters.

According to the programme, Mysorekar will be joined by Ishanaa Rambachan in reciting the Hindu prayer. Rambachan is an Associate Principal at global management consulting firm McKinsey and has served on the Hindu American Foundation.

Singh is a Founding Trustee of the Sikh Council for Interfaith Relations, and the immediate past Chairperson of the World Sikh Council - America Region. He is actively involved in Catholic-Sikh relations and interfaith dialogues on diversity and peace-making. An author and speaker on human rights issues, Singh conducts an annual summer-long research program at the University of Cambridge.

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