- First Hindu temple to be built in Abu Dhabi
- External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar visited
- This temple will be built on 55,000 meter square land
Foreign Minister’s Abu-Dhabi Visit: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday visited the first under-construction Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi and described it as a “symbol of peace, tolerance and harmony”. Jaishankar, who arrived in the UAE on a three-day visit on Wednesday, also lauded the efforts of Indians in building the iconic temple. The foundation stone of the temple was laid in April 2019 and its construction started in December. The Indian community in the UAE constitutes 30 per cent of the total population and is the largest expatriate community in the Gulf country.
Indian Embassy in UAE tweeted, “Good start to the visit of External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar. External Affairs Minister visited the site of the Abu Dhabi Temple. Also appreciated the efforts of all Indians in building this iconic temple, a symbol of peace, tolerance and harmony. The temple will be built on 55,000 square meters of land. It will be hand sculpted by Indian artisans. This will be the first traditional Hindu temple in the Middle East. During his visit to the UAE, Jaishankar will hold talks with his counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed to review the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
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