India’s Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar returned to Delhi after completing his Cambodia tour. They reached Delhi airport on Sunday night. Earlier on Sunday, he said that Cambodia is part of India’s big family and he felt as if he was in his own home after coming here. Dhankhar inaugurated the ‘Hall of Dancers’ at the ‘Ta Prohm’ temple here after the conservation work was completed.
Dhankhar, accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar went to Ta Prohm temple and offered prayers there. He also visited the Angkor Wat temple on the last day of his three-day tour of the country. “We are not in our extended neighbourhood, we are in our extended family,” Dhankhar said while inaugurating the ‘Hall of Dancers’ at Ta Prohm Temple located at the Angkor Archaeological Complex.
Vice President visits Angkor Wat Temple
The Hall of Dancers at Ta Prohm Temple is part of a $4 million collaborative project between India and Cambodia for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage in Cambodia. Dhankhar later tweeted, “Had the privilege of visiting Angkor Wat temple today. The grandeur and grandeur of this ancient monument is unparalleled. It is a perfect blend of spirituality and human excellence. This architectural marvel is an example of the centuries-old historical and cultural ties between India and Cambodia.
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