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Nawaz Sharif's ‘epic’ reaction to girl singing ‘Gayatri Mantra’ before him

India TV News Desk Karachi 17 Mar 2017, 18:27:05 IST
India TV News Desk

In a bid to deliver a message of harmony to the minority Hindus in the country, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday attended a Holi celebration in Karachi. 

However, the celebration has gathered a lot of eyeballs for a Pakistani Hindu girl, identified as Narodha Malni, who sang the Gayatri Mantra, inviting a big round of applause from the audience including PM Sharif. 

Sharif, as shown in a video, not only listened to the Gayatri Mantra very carefully, but also gave a big round of applause to Malni. This video of Sharif’s reaction has now gone viral on social media. 

The Gayatri Mantra is a 6,000-year-old verse from the Rig Veda, dedicated to Savitr, the Sun deity. The Mantra is chanted by Hindus across the world.

Watch the video here:

Speaking later at the event, Sharif extended greeting to the Hindu community and noted that his foremost duty as a ruler is to serve followers of all religions and not one in particular.