Videos of Rishi Sunak performing Gau pooja with wife Akshata Murthy have been lauded by Indians living in the UK.
Rishi Sunak performs Gau pooja in London.
Rishi Sunak, running for the post of the UK Prime Minister, was seen performing Gau pooja in London with his wife Akshata Murthy. The videos and photos of the ritual have won praise from Indians living in the UK.
Who? Rishi Sunak (PM candidate)
Where ? London, England
What ? Performing Cow worship
That’s our rich cultural heritage we must be proud about.
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The couple could be seen worshipping a cow and performing an Aarti. This comes after Sunak posted pictures of his Janmashtami celebrations at the Bhaktivedanta Manor temple.
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Sunak had previously won the hearts of Indians living in the UK when he celebrated Diwali last year and lit diyas (oil lamps) at his official residence.
Earlier, amid reports of rival Liz Truss leading the prime ministerial race against Rishi Sunak, the Indian diaspora organised havans to ensure his well-being and victory.
The Indian diaspora is one of the largest ethnic minorities in the UK with close to 1.5 million people, which is about 2.5 per cent of the total population. This 2.5 per cent is estimated to contribute about 6 per cent to the GDP.
The Grant Thornton annual tracker for 2022 indicated that the number of Indian companies has risen to 900 from 805 compared to the previous year, thus bringing the revenue to £54.4billion, up from £50.8billion in 2021. Sunak is part of this success story of the Indian diaspora that is commanding some attention now.
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