ABU DHABI, UAE, February 11, 2018 (Press Release): Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Sunday, February 11, 2018, inaugurated the BAPS Hindu Mandir model, and thus officially launched the BAPS Hindu Mandir construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Sadguru Pujya Ishwarcharandas Swami performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi to be built on 55,000 square meters of land. The temple will be hand-carved by Indian temple artisans and assembled in the UAE. It is expected to be completed by 2020, and open to people of all religious backgrounds. The temple, inspired by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj and blessed by His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, will be a significant symbol of global peace and harmony.