Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign and International Cooperation Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), visited the site of the construction of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi on Friday. He also inquired about the progress of construction work. The foundation stone of this temple was laid in April 2019 and its construction work is to be completed in 2022.
At the time of inspection of the temple site, Sheikh Abdullah met representatives of Swami Narayan Sanstha. The same institution is constructing the temple while the government has allotted land in the Muslim country. The UAE foreign minister discussed with the local Hindu saint Brahmabihari Swamy regarding construction during this period.
Swamiji informed Sheikh Abdullah about the specifics of temple construction and the beliefs of Hinduism. Told how the temple is built and its sanctity is made according to thousands of years old civilization. Said, in the era of Kovid epidemic, such a project increases global harmony, hope and trust. The Hindu saint hoped that this temple would further strengthen the development and peace-based friendship of India and the UAE. Indian Ambassador Pawan Kapoor was also present in the UAE during this period. He hoped that the temple to be built would become a center of reverence for the Hindu population living in the UAE and Gulf countries.