• Tuesday, November 28, 2023


New Jersey Akshardham hosts United Nations delegation

By: Kimberly Rodrigues

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham hosted a distinguished delegation comprising ambassadors and representatives from the United Nations on October 7, 2023, a gathering that took place in anticipation of the grand dedication ceremony scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2023.

As part of the week-long celebrations, this significant event brought together leaders from various nations including Cambodia, Eritrea, Grenada, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Malawi, Morocco, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Timor Leste, Mongolia, South Africa, and the Maldives. Additionally, delegations from Poland, Costa Rica, Brazil, Lebanon, Bhutan, and the UN Office of Counterterrorism were also in attendance.

The gathering featured esteemed diplomats, including H.E. Mrs. Sophea Eat from Cambodia, H.E. Ms. Sophia Tesfamariam from Eritrea, H.E. Mr. Ché Ajamu Phillip from Grenada, H.E. Mrs. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett from Guyana, H.E. Mr. Akan Rakhmetullin from Kazakhstan, H.E. Mrs. Sarah Safyn Fyneah from Liberia, H.E. Mrs. Agnes Mary Chimbiri Molande from Malawi, H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale from Morocco, H.E. Mr. Lok Bahadur Thapa from Nepal, H.E. Mr. Mohan Pieris from Sri Lanka, H.E. Ms. Inga Rhonda King from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, H.E. Mr. Karlito Nunes from Timor Leste, H.E. Mr. Enkhbold Vorshilov from Mongolia, H.E. Ms. Mathu Joyini from South Africa, and Ambassador Hala Hameed from the Maldives.

Their presence highlighted the universal themes of peace, unity, and cultural preservation epitomised by Akshardham. H.E. Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj of India, leading the delegation, graciously extended this unique opportunity to her fellow ambassadors and representatives, a report by BAPS said.

The upcoming grand dedication ceremony at Akshardham will serve as a powerful testament to the values of peace and cultural unity, unifying diverse communities and nations worldwide.

As representatives of their respective countries and international delegations, the attendees acknowledged the importance of cross-cultural understanding and spiritual harmony in fostering global cooperation and mutual understanding.

The delegation’s visit emphasised their dedication to promoting peace, mutual understanding, and cultural preservation on a global level, echoing the messages and values upheld by Akshardham.

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