S Jaishankar Visits First Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi

by Shreya Ghosh
S Jaishankar Visits First Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi

External Affairs Minister of India, S Jaishankar visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 3 days. During his 3-day visit, he visited the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir is currently under construction. The minister felt delighted after visiting Abu Dhabi’s first temple and appreciated and praised the team’s efforts and progress to build this temple.

S Jaishankar Visited Abu Dhabi’s First Hindu Temple

After his visit to the temple, S Jaishankar took to his official Twitter account to upload some photos and he also expressed his happiness and thoughts about visiting the site of the in-progress Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. He praised the Indians working behind the development of this temple and also described the temple as ‘a symbol of peace, tolerance, and harmony’. He uploaded the photos captioning, ‘On Ganesh Chaturthi, blessed to visit the @BAPS Hindu temple under construction in Abu Dhabi. Glad to see the rapid progress and deeply appreciate the devotion of all involved. Met the BAPS team, community supporters and devotees and workers at the site.’

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During his visit, S Jaishankar met Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan and praised him for his strong support for the Indian community, our yoga activities, cricket, and cultural cooperation.

Also, the Indian Embassy in UAE @IndembAbuDhabi tweeted, ‘Auspicious beginning to the visit of EAM @DrSJaishankar. EAM visited the @BAPS@AbuDhabiMandirsite and laid a brick in its intricate architecture. Also hailed the efforts of all Indians in building the iconic Temple, a symbol of peace, tolerance and harmony.’

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BAPS Swaminarayan Temple will be constructed on a massive area of 55,000 sq m. Indian temple artisans will decorate the temple with hand-carved intricacies. During this 3-day trip of S Jaishankar, he will be in conversation with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and evaluate the comprehensive strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and India.