Sunak visited Swaminarayan temple, said: Hinduism inspires me

London. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy offered prayers at the prestigious BAPS Swaminarayan temple in London on the last weekend of their campaign before the general elections to be held on July 4. This temple is also known as Neasden Temple. When the convoy of Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murthy reached the premises of the grand temple on Saturday evening, the people present there welcomed them enthusiastically. After this, both of them performed puja under the guidance of priests. After visiting the temple, Rishi Sunak interacted with volunteers and community leaders.

Cricket fan Sunak started his address by mentioning India’s victory in the T20 World Cup and said that he gets inspiration from Hinduism. He said, “I am a Hindu like all of you and my religion inspires me.” Rishi Sunak said, “I am proud to take oath as a Member of Parliament with my hand on the ‘Bhagavad Gita’. Our religion teaches that we should do our duty and if we are doing it honestly then we should not worry about the result.” He said, “This is what my dear parents have taught me and this is how I live my life. This is what I want to teach my daughters. It is this religion that guides me in my approach to public service.”

Sunak mentioned the service of his father and mother to the community. He also mentioned the “great work” done by his mother-in-law Sudha Murthy in India. He said, “My wife is not only my biggest support, but she is also committed to public service.” As Britain’s first Prime Minister of Indian origin, 44-year-old Sunak thanked the community members for their “prayers and love” and vowed to continue to make them proud.

An activist of the far-right ‘Reform UK’ had made racist remarks against Sunak during the election campaign. Referring to this, Sunak emphasized Britain’s multi-religious reputation. Sunak said, “I am proud to be the first British Asian Prime Minister, but I am even more proud that this is not a big deal. Due to the events of the last few days, we should not forget that Britain is the world’s most successful multi-ethnic, multi-faith democracy.” Sunak and Murthy also offered prayers at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi during their visit to India for the G-20 summit in September.

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