Choubey Welcomes Sunak: In a warm welcome during the G20 summit, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey greeted the British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, with the traditional Indian salutation, “Jai Siyaram”. Sunak, whose ancestral roots trace back to India, arrived on Friday and was received by Choubey.
The Union Minister introduced himself as the Member of Parliament from Buxar, shedding light on its rich historical and spiritual significance. Buxar is renowned for its connection to the epic Ramayana. It’s believed to be the very spot where Lord Ram and Lakshman were mentored by the sage Vishwamitra. This bit of historical information was shared by Choubey’s office in an official release.
Rishi Sunak, proud of his Indian heritage, has consistently highlighted his Hindu background in the past. Given this, his engagement with the story of Buxar was hardly surprising. “The British Prime Minister was deeply engrossed in the cultural tales of India”, mentioned the statement.
To further emphasize the bond, Choubey also made a heartwarming remark about Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty. He referred to her as “India’s daughter” and Sunak as “India’s son-in-law”. Akshata is the daughter of N R Narayana Murthy, the co-founder of the globally recognized IT company, Infosys.
The Union Minister’s warmth didn’t stop there. He remarked, “This land, India, is where your forefathers hailed from. The anticipation and enthusiasm surrounding your visit are palpable.” To mark this significant visit, Choubey presented Sunak with gifts rooted in Indian spirituality and tradition: a rudraksh, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Hanuman Chalisa.