Dubai (February 12, 2018): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the foundation stone-laying ceremony on Sunday for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE.
He thanked Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on behalf of 125 crore Indians for the construction of the grand temple.
PM @narendramodi witnessed laying of foundation stone for the BAPS Swaminarayan temple on Abu Dhabi – Dubai highway! The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi being built on a generous gift of land by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi reflects UAE’s commitment to tolerance and harmony. pic.twitter.com/3vDOBp3RmG
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 11, 2018
Temple Committee members had presented the temple literature to Modi and Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan last evening in Abu Dhabi.
Temple Committee members presenting the temple literature to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and PM @narendramodi. This will be the first stone temple to be built in Abu Dhabi off Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. pic.twitter.com/Bw8sh6WW2d
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 10, 2018
This is the first stone temple to be built in Abu Dhabi off Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will come up on 55,000 square meters of land.The temple will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE. It will be completed by 2020, and open to people of all religious backgrounds.