"The BAPS Mandir is more than an architectural masterpiece - It's truly a place for community," the Canadian PM tweeted earlier today after attending the 10th anniversary of BAPS (Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha) Mandir. The tweet has collected over 1,500 'likes' and has been retweeted more than 400 times within six hours.
According to CBC News, Mr Trudeau described the temple as "one of Canada's architectural wonders" at the event, held on Saturday. "How remarkable and fitting it is that when visitors come to Canada through our largest airport, Pearson International, one of the first Canadian sights people see off Highway 427 is this mandir," he said. "I for one could not be more proud."
CBC News further reports that John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, presented a key to the city to His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, the sixth spiritual guru of BAPS.
The event was also attended by India's High Commissioner to Canada and former spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry, Vikas Swarup.
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