New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is definitely a crowd favourite after the way she dealt with the COVID-19 crisis in her country.
Jacinda was recently spotted visiting a Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland to gain blessings, where she enjoyed the parshad thali - complete with chhole, puri and dal. Hinduism is the second-largest religion in New Zealand so it comes as no surprise that the PM is familiar with the environment.
Images from her visit are going viral on Twitter as people applaud her for her inclusive gesture.
Prime Minister of New Zealand @jacindaardern visited Radha Krishna Hindu Temple on Aug 6. Indian envoy @MukteshPardeshi was also present on the occasion. She had an Indian vegetarian meal of Puri, Chhole & Dal. 5% Indians in NZ presently and Hindi is 4th largest spoken language. pic.twitter.com/WTccz4LlLd— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) August 8, 2020
Some precious moments with Hon. PM of New Zealand @jacindaardern at @indiannewslink event on 6 Aug 2020. She paid a short visit to Radha Krishna Mandir and enjoyed a simple Indian vegetarian meal- Puri, Chhole and Daal. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Adn25UE1cO— Muktesh Pardeshi (@MukteshPardeshi) August 8, 2020
Ahead of national elections in sept, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern 40 pays visit to Radha Krishna Temple in Auckland. pic.twitter.com/SnrQeSFJ17— I am Narayan (@NarayanIndia1) August 8, 2020
NewZealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern visit Hindu Radha Krishna temple in Auckland for blessings . Temple priest did prayer and chanting Sanskrit shlokas for her well being. Jacinda also known as wonderful pm who respect all religion and cultures . pic.twitter.com/cKc6zh8Ut2— L0ngWhiteBeach (@bhaviknz) August 7, 2020
On the occasion of Bhoomi Poojan at Ram Janmabhoomi the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern voluntarily offered prayers at a Hindu temple to show solidarity with India....— Divya Saxena Rastogi -दिव्या सक्सेना रस्तोगी (@Divsbabs) August 7, 2020
That's what Modi has done for India pic.twitter.com/BocNGbznQh
Recently, New Zealand celebrated 100 days free of COVID-19, which has only increased Jacinda Ardern's approval ratings for the next election on September 19.