Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP
Sadiq Khan
Harriet Crabtree
Professor Gavin Flood
David Gold
Debbie Hewitt MBE
Dr S Jaishankar
Pastor Dr Dorcas Rigathi
Charlotte Hill
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami
Smriti Irani
Harbhajan Singh
HH Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji
Bawa Jain
Most Revd Thomas Ignatius Macwan
Chan Santokhi
S. Sivakumar
Dr Sudhansu Bhattacharya
Craig Ondarchie
Tejasvi Surya
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
Harriet Crabtree Executive Director, Interfaith Network for the UK
Professor Gavin Flood Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford
David Gold Director External Affairs & Policy, Royal Mail, UK
Debbie Hewitt MBE Chair, The Football Association, UK Vice-President, FIFA
Dr S Jaishankar Minister of External Affairs, Government of India
Pastor Dr Dorcas Rigathi Second Lady, Republic of Kenya
Charlotte Hill Chief Executive, The Felix Project, UK
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Spiritual Leader, Kauai Aadheenam, USA
Smriti Irani Union Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, Government of India
Harbhajan Singh Former Indian Cricketer, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, India
HH Swami Chidanand Saraswati Ji President & Spiritual Head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram, India
Bawa Jain Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders
Most Revd Thomas Ignatius Macwan Archbishop, Archdiocese of Gandhinagar, India
Chan Santokhi President, Republic of Suriname
S. Sivakumar Chairman Executive Committee, BCCL (Times of India)
Dr Sudhansu Bhattacharya Renowned Cardiac Surgeon, India
Craig Ondarchie Former Shadow Minister, Victoria State Government, Australia
Tejasvi Surya Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, India & President, Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, India

“Neasden Temple is much more than an icon on our London skyline, but the embodiment of selfless service to the community. Your presence here reflected this.”

“I know that there will be many who follow your inspirational values which contribute positively to any community and the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha exudes them to those it serves, in abundance.”

“I am here as the leader of London to pay my respects to you and also to thank you because this community does so much good for Hindus and non-Hindus. The ripples of goodness [from your community] are felt by everyone in the city.”

“When you’re in the presence of a holy person [such as His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj] and a leader with a powerful commitment to unity and bringing people together, it’s a very remarkable experience.”

“It was a wonderful experience [to be in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj]. I was so impressed when he came onto the stage. He is a very humble man,… a deeply spiritual, deeply peaceful man. His eyes are very penetrating. He seemed like a bright, intelligent person and a compassionate human being.”

“To be the presence of His Holiness [Mahant Swami Maharaj] is something that I did not anticipate feeling quite so moved by, because to be in the presence of somebody so special and so wise and for them to share their wisdom with us is something I was not expecting. Although I am not Hindu, what His Holiness said resonates with everybody – whether you have faith or no faith. We should all follow those wise words.”

“There were thousands of people in the room, but he actually had an aura about him as though he was talking to you, or me, as an individual – and the message was quite universal.”

“I think normally of spiritual people as other-worldly, as disconnected somehow. His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj was so connected.”

“A man who can lead so many from all walks of life – that tells me that he is one man who knows God and he has God in the centre.”

“It was so wonderful to see so many members of the community come together and have such a great leader [His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj] who brought such power and calmness with him.”

“The way youths identify with him helps that [spiritual power] manifest in a way that I don’t think you see anywhere else.”

“That is the most glorious thing about him, that he has never imposed a sense of leadership; that he has brought to us a sense of giving.”

“He appears akin a form of God who has come to show the world the meaning of life.”

“And that’s what I see in him – being in peace means executing peace, manifesting peace, sharing peace.”

“Any of your problems, tensions, stresses, just dissolve [in the presence of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj].”

“As a person who loves human beings, he is a person who respects others, a person who also respects other religions.”

“The meeting with His Holiness is more than meeting with a person; it’s meeting with a connection, between him and God.”

“He is divinity personified.”

“I felt that this man is something different. He is a real saint.”

“He held my hands very tightly and I just feel an emotional connection to Bapa [His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj] – a man who puts everyone else before himself.”

“I felt unadulterated and unconditional pure love.”