On the festive occasion of Baisakhi, the Afghan Hindu community also had another reason to rejoice; they now have their own Temple, the first of its kind in Maryland, United States.
For the total 300 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs, this was a reason to rejoice.
The Temple name is AsaMai Hindu Temple and its opening ceremony was graced by Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Hamdullah Mohib.
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The envoy congratulated the Afghan Hindu community and later also said:
“It was my honor to participate in the inauguration of the Asamai Afghan Hindu Temple in Maryland & in celebration of Baisakhi. Hindus are a minority in Afghanistan but they are proud Afghans—a patriotic community that is an active part of the diaspora in the US.”
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Afghan Hindus and Sikhs are a minority in Afghanistan. Recently, Sikhs have requested all parties to sit down and work towards ensuring peace during Baisakhi earning praise from all parties.
By Namta Gupta