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Boris Johnson Visited A New Hindu Temple In London On Wednesday

"This Mandir is part of the reason people from all over the world want to come to this city."

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited the new Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in Kingsbury on Wednesday.

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Johnson was given a traditional turban to wear at the event.

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Addressing the crowd, Johnson said: "People should realise the important role of religious voluntary organisations play in the communities on London. This Mandir and community centre will be a great asset to this whole area."

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Johnson added: "In 200 years time people will still be able to come and visit this peaceful place in Kingsbury and it will be part of the fabric of London."

The temple, which cost £20 million to build, is still under construction and will officially open in August.
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The temple, which cost £20 million to build, is still under construction and will officially open in August.