British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday (15 August) attended a 'Ram Katha' event at the University of Cambridge and said that he was present there as a Hindu and not as a Prime Minister of Britain.
Addressing the gathering at the Ram Katha recitation by spiritual leader Morari Bapu, Sunak began his address with a chant of "Jai Siya Ram".
He said that it was an honour for him to be present at Morari Bapu's Ram Katha on Indian Independence Day at the University of Cambridge.
"I am here today not as a Prime Minister but as a Hindu. For me faith is very personal. It guides me in every aspect of my life," Sunak said.
“Being Prime Minister is a great honour, but it is not an easy job. There are difficult decisions to make, hard choices to confront and our faith gives me courage, strength, and resilience to do the best that I can for our country," he added.
"I am proud to be British. Proud to be Hindu," he said.
He also informed that a “golden Ganesha sits gleefully on my desk at 10 Downing Street”.
Sunak said that Lord Rama will always be an inspirational figure for him.
"For me, Lord Rama will always be an inspirational figure, to face life's challenges with courage, to govern with humility and to work selflessly," he said.
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