British PM Rishi Sunak: “I am here today not as the Prime Minister, but as a Hindu. My faith is very personal and guides me in everything I do. Lord Rama is an inspiration to me. He teaches us to face challenges with bravery, lead with humility, and work selflessly,” said PM Rishi Sunak, the British Prime Minister. He attended a spiritual event called ‘Ram Katha’ by Morari Bapu at Cambridge University on August 15th.
Sunak looked at the golden statue of Lord Hanuman on the stage and mentioned that he also has a Golden Ganesha on his desk at 10 Downing Street. He takes pride in his Hindu beliefs.
British PM Rishi Sunak Attends Morari Bapu’s Ram Katha
PM Sunak said he was proud to be raised as an Indian in the British city of Southampton, being brought up multi-culturally and staying in tune with his heritage
Rishi Sunak, who is a devoted Hindu and the first British Prime Minister of Indian descent, offered flowers and chanted “Jay Siya Ram” to Morari Bapu’s Vyas Peeth.
Sunak has warm memories of going to the temple with his family in Southampton. They would perform rituals, and prayers, and share meals together. He believes that the values of selfless service, devotion, and faith that he sees in Bapu’s life are shared by British society.
Morari Bapu noted that Rishi Sunak’s name is connected to the revered sage “Rishi Shaunak,” which is meaningful to Indians.
By expressing a cordial welcome to Sunak, Bapu invoked the blessings of Lord Hanuman, asking for strength to be shared between all citizens of Britain. Bapu also conveyed his support to the prime minister in all his efforts and that the common people may continuously reap the benefits from Sunak’s governance.
Before the event, Morari Bapu raised the Indian Tricolour flag at Cambridge University to celebrate 76 years of Indian Independence.
At the end of the ceremony, Sunak participated in an ‘aarti,’ a religious ritual, seeking strength from Lord Hanuman to bless the people of Britain.