Narendra Modi in UAE: First Hindu temple Abu Dhabi inaugrated by PM, thanks Crown Prince

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Updated: February 11, 2018 12:39:22 PM

Narendra Modi in UAE: PM Narendra Modi officially inaugurated Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Temple project today.

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Narendra Modi in UAE: PM Narendra Modi officially inaugurated Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Temple project today. At the event PM Modi thanked the gulf countries which provided almost 30 Lakh people from India a home-like environment, away from home. Modi witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony which was live-streamed to the Dubai Opera House where the prime minister was interacting with the Indian community. He thanked Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on behalf of 125 crore Indians for the construction of the grand temple.”I believe this temple will not be only unique in term of architecture and splendour, but will also give a message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ to people across the world,” he said. Temple Committee members had presented the temple literature to Modi and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan last evening in Abu Dhabi.

This is the first temple to be built in Abu Dhabi off Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. After his 2015 trip PM Modi is visiting United Arab Emirates for the second time. The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will come up on 55,000 square metres of land. It will be carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE. The temple is estimated to be complete by 2020 and will be open to people from diffrent religious background. t will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East, said a spokesperson from the BAPS. Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), is a socio-spiritual Hindu organisation set up in 1907 that runs more than 1,100 temples and cultural compounds around the world.

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PM took the stage to talk about India’s jump in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings as well. He said, ” : India’s leap in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Rankings from 142 to 100 is unprecedented. But we are not satisfied at this, we want to do better. We will do whatever it takes to make it possible.”

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