UK PM Rishi Sunak Attends Ram Katha at Cambridge

UK PM Rishi Sunak Attends Ram Katha at Cambridge

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attended a ‘Ram Katha’ by spiritual preacher Morari Bapu at Cambridge University campus on August 15. The nine-day Ram Katha at Cambridge University ran until August 20.

The leader said that he was at the event not as a Prime Minister, but as a Hindu.  He said that for him, faith was very personal, and it guides him in every aspect of his life and gives him “courage, strength, and resilience” to do the best he can as leader of the country.

He said that he was proud to be British and Hindu, before recalling his childhood in South Hampton where he visited his neighbourhood temple with his siblings. The first Indian-origin prime minister said in his concluding remark that Lord Ram would always be an inspirational figure for him.

The 43-year-old leader shared the special moment when he first lit Diwali diyas outside No. 11 Downing Street as the first British Indian Chancellor in 2020.

Rishi Sunak also participated in an aarti on stage. Morari Bapu presented him with a consecrated Shivlinga from the Somnath temple as a sacred offering from the Jyotirlinga Ram Katha Yatra.