The Indian Embassy in the UAE announced that the global community eagerly awaits the inauguration of the BAPS Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled for February 14. Describing the temple’s architecture as magnificent, the Embassy shared visuals showcasing its grandeur on social media ‘X’.
PM Modi accepted the invitation from Swami Ishwarcharandas and Swami Brahmaviharidas, along with the board of directors of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, for the temple’s inauguration. The event signifies a significant milestone in promoting cultural ties between India and the UAE.
In December, PM Modi and the BAPS Swami Ishwarcharandas met at the Prime Minister’s residential office and PM Modi graciously accepted the invitation, expressing his enthusiastic support for the historic and iconic temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his upcoming visit to the UAE next month, will address the Indian diaspora at a community reception titled ‘Ahlan Modi’ on February 13, a day before the temple inauguration.
The event, whose title roughly translates to ‘Hello Modi’, will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Sports Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
According to the release, the organisers expect to fill the stadium to its fullest capacity. Various volunteer committees have been set up for the detailed planning and smooth execution of this historic event.
More than 350 Indian community leaders representing different regions and communities who came together at the India Club in Dubai on January 3 at the pre-event briefing in Abu Dhabi–“Ahlan Modi’ (“Hello”Modi”)–welcomed the news with great enthusiasm.