In the morning Brahmavihari Swami visited the royal court to express the prayers and condolences on behalf of the Hindu community in the UAE to His Highness.
In the evening, hundreds gathered at the BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi, to offer special prayers for His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Brahmavihari Swami addressed the assembly with a moving tribute highlighting how His Highness inspired the whole nation and countless individuals, enhancing the nation’s quality of life with love, peace and tolerance. He further touched upon His Highness’s work that has created progress with peace and happiness with harmony, entrepreneurship with enlightenment, and diversity with unity. Such leaders never pass away, they pass on their values and vision. Hence, the incoming President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will continue to inspire us all towards a brighter and greater future. From India, HH Mahant Swami Maharaj also offered special prayers.