Justin Trudeau dons kurta, performs puja at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto

FP Staff July 23, 2017 19:46:46 IST
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto on Sunday. AP
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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attended the 10th anniversary of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto on Sunday. AP
He hailed the temple as an "architectural masterpiece" and a "place for communal harmony". AP
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He hailed the temple as an "architectural masterpiece" and a "place for communal harmony". AP
Donning a traditional blue kurta and pajama along with a flower garland draped on his neck, Trudeau participated in the rituals and celebrations in the temple. AP
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Donning a traditional blue kurta and pajama along with a flower garland draped on his neck, Trudeau participated in the rituals and celebrations in the temple. AP
Trudeau commended the diversity that this landmark adds to the nation. "How remarkable and fitting it is that when visitors come to Canada through our largest airport, Pearson International Airport, one of the first Canadian sights people see off Highway 427 is this mandir," said Trudeau, adding "I for one could not be more proud."
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Trudeau commended the diversity that this landmark adds to the nation. "How remarkable and fitting it is that when visitors come to Canada through our largest airport, Pearson International Airport, one of the first Canadian sights people see off Highway 427 is this mandir," said Trudeau, adding "I for one could not be more proud."
The celebrations were also attended by former Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson and current Indian ambassador to Canada, Vikas Swarup. AP
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The celebrations were also attended by former Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson and current Indian ambassador to Canada, Vikas Swarup. AP
BAPS is a socio-spiritual Hindu organisation with its roots in the Vedas. According to its website, its universal work through a global network of 3,850 centres has received many national and international awards and even an affiliation with the United Nations. AP
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BAPS is a socio-spiritual Hindu organisation with its roots in the Vedas. According to its website, its universal work through a global network of 3,850 centres has received many national and international awards and even an affiliation with the United Nations. AP