British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reached Akshardham Temple with wife Akshata Murthy on Sunday morning. Here he had darshan of Lord Swami Narayan with all the rituals. PM Sunak had reached the temple with his wife amidst the rain. On reaching India to attend the G20 summit, Prime Minister Sunak had said that he was proud to be a Hindu.
When UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak performed puja at Akshardham temple, temple director Jyotindra Dave said that his puja lasted for a very long time and those who were with him were saying that we have less time but how could we stop him? He worshiped with devotion. We showed them the Akshardham temple and also gave them a model so that they can remember the temple. He was accompanied by his wife to whom we also gave gifts. He is a completely devout person.
On the question of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak saying 'I am a proud Hindu (I am proud to be a Hindu)', Akshardham Temple Director Jyotindra Dave said that this is absolutely true. What we saw today is absolutely true. The love and devotion in his eyes and actions were truly that of a devotee. It was not that of a political leader. One was not of the Prime Minister.
Rishi Sunak also went to Ram Katha
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently attended Morari Bapu Ki Katha organized in England. Here he performed the aarti of Ramayana ji. Addressing the Katha, the British PM started with a chant of Jai Shri Ram. During this, he had said that Hindu religion guides him in every aspect of his life and gives him the courage to do his best as the Prime Minister of Britain. During the address he had said that I have come here as a Hindu. Religion is a very personal matter for me. Becoming Prime Minister is a great honour, but it is not an easy task. He said that we have to take many difficult decisions, tough choices and my religion gives me the courage and strength to do the best for my country.
Adequate security arrangements
Police officials said that security has been tightened in and around the temple. A senior police officer said that barricades have already been put up in the area, and investigation is being done in view of the G-20 summit. He said that adequate number of security personnel are being deployed for the visit of the British Prime Minister.
Talks were held with PM Modi on FTA
Let us tell you that before this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sunak on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Saturday and discussed ways to deepen trade relations and promote investment.
PM Modi tweeted
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted after meeting with PM Rishi Sunak. He shared his photos with PM Sunak on Twitter and wrote, It was great to meet PM Rishi Sunak on the occasion of G20 summit in Delhi. We discussed ways to deepen trade ties and promote investment. India and Britain will continue to work for a prosperous and sustainable planet.
All countries need to come together on global issues
At the same time, while stating his priorities for the G-20 summit, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that all countries need to work together to solve global issues. Sunak said this in a video titled ‘Why am I in G-20?’ He said, frankly, global issues matter and we cannot do anything alone. We have seen this during the time of Covid. So it is right that we come together to fight climate change and Putin's illegal war. The British Prime Minister further said, the G-20 and other summits provide a unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with leaders of other countries and address those issues. The decisions we take there will provide employment, development and security.
Sunak came to India on Friday
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrived here on Friday (September 8) to participate in the G20 summit being held in Delhi. The two leaders held this meeting after the first session of the summit. Earlier, Sunak greeted Modi in a namaskar gesture upon reaching the venue.