Indian PM Modi to inaugurate first Hindu temple in the UAE

Adgully Bureau |

Abu Dhabhi’s first Hindu temple, the BAPS Mandir, will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on February 14 during his two-day visit to the UAE. 

The BAPS Mandir is built on 27 acres of land gifted by the UAE leadership, emphasizing the close ties between India and the Gulf region. The temple's inauguration symbolizes harmony and cultural understanding between the two nations, religions, and communities. It reflects the commitment of both countries to fostering mutual respect and cooperation.

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, donated 13.5 acres of land for the construction of the mandir, showcasing the generosity and support of the UAE leadership.

PM Modi's involvement in the project since 2015 underscores the importance of cultural diplomacy in India's foreign policy. The temple serves as a testament to the strong bilateral relations between India and the UAE.

During his two-days visit, PM Modi will hold bilateral meetings with top UAE leaders, including President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Vice President, Ruler of Dubai, and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. These meetings aim to strengthen strategic partnerships and discuss key issues of mutual interest.

PM Modi will also address the Indian diaspora at the 'Ahlan Modi' event, where he is expected to share his vision for India's development and engage with the diaspora community.

PM Modi's visit to the UAE underscores the growing cooperation and friendship between the two countries, both at the diplomatic and cultural levels.