Luke Foley visits India

Luke Foley - Raj Ghat with mookhay s

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and    Daniel Mookhay, Member Legislative Council pay respect to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, New Delhi

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley paid tribute to Gandhi on his first stop of his 4-Day tour of India, laying a wreath at the Raj Ghat memorial in Delhi. Mr Foley is in India on his first international trip as NSW Labor Leader, with Daniel Mookhey MLC, the first Australian Indian member of NSW Parliament.

“It is an honour to pay tribute to the great Mahatma Gandhi here in Delhi,” Mr Foley said.

“Gandhi was a true inspiration ”“ leading the struggle  for independence and freedom from British rule for the Indian people.”

“Gandhi’s focus on adherents of many religions living side by side is a message relevant to our multicultural society in NSW. His legacy of freedom, justice and peace is still so relevant today, more than sixty years since his death.”

Luke Foley - Raj Ghat with group sMr Mookhey said: “It is a great honour to accompany Mr Foley to the Raj Ghat, paying tribute to the great Mahatma Gandhi whose presence was and still is felt across the world.”

“It is an incredibly significant gesture for Mr Foley to make his first international trip to India and the first item of his itinerary to pay tribute to the great Mahatma Gandhi.”

Mr. Foley and Mr. Mookhey also visited Akshardham in New Delhi, one of the largest Hindu temples in the world. Mr Foley and Mr Mookhey were treated to a tour of the temple and met with the elders of the temple. Mr Foley’s trip to India is focused around visiting important sites of religion and commerce.

Mr Foley said, “A great highlight of my trip to India has been the beauty of its religious buildings and Akshardham is no exception”

“Aksharadham demonstrates so completely the rich beauty of culture in India ”“ one that many Indian-Australians back home are very proud of.”

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