VIDEO: Abu Dhabi

VIDEO: Abu Dhabi

The BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi, UAE not too long ago hosted the ‘Omsiyyat’, a cultural night to advertise interfaith concord throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

VIDEO: Abu Dhabi's BAPS Hindu Mandir Hosts Ramadan Event To Promote Interfaith Harmony
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The newly-inaugurated BAPS Hindu Mandir in UAE’s Abu Dhabi not too long ago organized an interfaith cultural night to advertise communal concord between individuals of various faiths throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The cultural occasion known as ‘Omsiyyat’ witnessed over 200 leaders and group members belonging to numerous faiths and backgrounds converging beneath one roof for a night of religion, tradition, and dialogue.

Distinguished amongst those that attended the April 2 cultural occasion included Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for International Commerce, and Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Division of Group Improvement, amongst others, the BAPS Hindu Mandir stated in a press release.

Moreover, The Omsiyyat was additionally attended by leaders of varied spiritual communities together with
Rabbi Jeff Berger of the Abrahamic Household Home, Rabbi Levi Duchmann, Father Lalji of the Church of South India Parish, and Bah ‘ai group leaders.

“Unity in variety isn’t just a precept; it’s a follow, vividly demonstrated right here tonight. This occasion symbolises our shared journey in direction of understanding and respect,” Rabbi Berger stated, in keeping with an official launch.

Sheikh Nahayan emphasised the large influence of the BAPS Hindu Mandir, stating, “In these troubled instances which might be threatened by separatism, mistrust, intolerance, and conflicts, [the BAPS Hindu Mandir] brings hope to the world… I commend the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi for organising this interfaith assembly… You share a respect for beliefs and an admiration for one another’s good-hearted intentions. Thanks on your dedication and dedication to selling the values of peace, concord, fraternity, and coexistence, Your sturdy resolve to work collectively throughout cultural and religious strains for the great of all humankind is really noble.”

The night was additionally enriched with the phrases of Swami Brahmaviharidas, Head of the BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi.

Whereas highlighting the mandir’s message of affection, peace, and concord from Mahant Swami Maharaj, he expressed honest gratitude in direction of Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, the UAE management, and the gathered well-wishers for his or her help and generosity.

As per the press launch, he recounted the feelings of a former area scientist, Swami, who acknowledged, “That if ever there are aliens, and if aliens come to this earth, I might slightly have the aliens choose our planet by this place of concord than all of the conflicts, wars and monuments of hate on this world. I’d slightly have aliens choose the world by what’s occurring in Abu Dhabi. So be proud that Abu Dhabi is the brand new capital of concord on the planet!”

The occasion ended with a vegetarian ‘suhoor’ that included Arabic and Indian meals, made by volunteers from the temple.

Sheikh Nahyan was among the many attendees who took half within the meal and relished the chance to spend time as a group.

(With ANI inputs)

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