Vice President Thomas Tayebwa said the government will ensure that Indians in Uganda have peace and are treated as equal citizens.
Tayebwa made the statement on Friday, August 19, 2022 at the Nsambya Railways Ground where he was the chief guest of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centenary celebrations.
Pramukh is the founder, spiritual teacher and guide of BAPS, a major branch of the Swaminarayan Sampradaya, a Hindu denomination.
Pramukh has traveled the world teaching people about spirituality and positivity and has been an inspiration to millions around the world with his motto, “In the joy of others lies our own”.
Tayebwa assured the support of the Indian community and called for respect for the Indians. “We are also doing everything we can to ensure that Indians in Uganda enjoy peace and are not treated as second class citizens but as equal Ugandan citizens with full benefits,” Tayebwa said.
Tayebwa was accompanied by Indian High Commissioner to Uganda, HE Shri A. Ajay Kumar.
He also commented on the works and times of Pramukh saying that he worked hard for the joy of others and not for himself.
Tayebwa said that one cannot maintain happiness except them and their families.
“He also showed us the virtues of hard work because he couldn’t sleep; he was still working but his life also showed us devotion to God. It showed us that at any time you can consecrate your mind to God, whether you are alone or in a crowd. He says.
Tayebwa also said Parliament will pay tribute to Pramukh Swami who he said was selfless and dedicated his life to serving and inspiring others for the greater good of the community.
Pramukh traveled to Uganda in 2004 and opened the new meeting hall at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Hindu Temple) in Kampala.
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