New York : It is indeed a major development for Hindu people and a sad day for Libreal’s, as, New York’s Bowne Street has been named Ganesh Temple Street after a prominent Hindu temple, that is situated outside the street.
The street is named as Ganesh Temple Street in honour of Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam, popularly known as the Ganesh Temple. The temple is situated in Flushing, Queens County. The temple is one of the first and oldest Hindu temples in North America, was built in 1977 by the Hindu Temple Society of North America.
The street was renamed during the special ceremony. The special ceremony, during which the street sign was unveiled, was attended by Consul General of India in New York Randhir Jaiswal, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Deputy Commissioner for Trade, Investment and Innovation in the office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Dilip Chauhan and members of the Indian-American community.
Richards tweeted, “Bowne Street in #Flushing is now also Ganesh Temple Street! What a day to celebrate. Congratulations to Dr. Uma Mysorekar and everyone at the Hindu Temple Society of North America for all they do to spiritually support our families and uplift the collective soul of #Queens.”
While talking about the milestone, Randhir Jaiswal said the co-naming event was not just a celebration but it showed the “kind of hard work that has gone into reaching this milestone, years after years, decades after decades. It speaks so well of the Indian-American community, for all that you have done not just for yourself but bringing joy and happiness to people’s lives around you.”
Courtesy : News Bharati