Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in Manama in the Bahraini capital. PM Modi, is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the key Gulf nation. There he offered prayers at the Shreenathji, the oldest temple in the region
Sharing some moments in temple Narendra Modi tweeted “Spent time at Bahrain’s Shreenathji Temple. This is among the oldest temples in the region and manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain”.
“Thank you Bahrain for the warmth and affection. PM @narendramodi concludes his historic visit with prayers at the 200 years old Shreenathji Temple in #Manama, the oldest temple in the region. The temple reflects the pluralism of Bahraini society,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
“The newly-built three-storeyed structure is being built on a 45,000 sq feet land, and will have 80 per cent more capacity to host devotees”, said Bob Thaker, President merchant community.”There will also be knowledge centre as well as a museum attached to the temple,” he added.
The prime minister will also be meeting King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other leaders. “My visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain would be the first ever Prime Ministerial visit to the Kingdom. I look forward to meeting Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Majesty the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,” Modi said in another tweet.