Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy today took time out from their G-20 commitments and visited the Akshardham temple in New Delhi. During his time at the temple he performed puja and abhishek (pouring water on the idol of the god) and also interacted with the swamis. Despite heavy rain in Delhi today, Sunak and Akshata Murthy reached the temple at 6.30 am. During this, Rishi Sunak said that he is a proud Hindu and this means that he will always be connected to the people of India.
Taking a break during the G-20 Summit, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visited Akshardham Temple with his wife Akshata Murthy. The temple priest took the couple to the premises and gave them a tour of the Swaminarayan Akshardham, a 100-acre spiritual and cultural complex.
The British Prime Minister, who is on his first official visit to India, said he is extremely proud of his Indian roots and his connection with the country. Rishi Sunak also said that he is a ‘proud Hindu’ and that means he will always be connected to the people of India.
Sunak said, “I am extremely proud of my Indian roots and my ties to India… Being a proud Hindu means I will always have a connection to India and the people of India.”
His comments along with photos from the Akshardham temple visit have been shared by the British High Commission in India on X (formerly known as Twitter).
It is noteworthy that the 43-year-old leader of the Conservative Party was elected as MP for the first time in 2015. He was made Finance Minister or Chancellor of the Exchequer by then Prime Minister Boris Johnson in February 2020. In October last year, he created history by becoming the first British Prime Minister of Indian origin. His wife Akshata Murthy is the daughter of India’s billionaire tech mogul Narayana Murthy and teacher Sudha Murthy.