On the occasion of Vaisakhi, the Afghan Hindu community organised the opening ceremony of their first temple in Maryland, United States.

Afghan Hindus are a small community and the DC Metropolitan area is home to around 300 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs.

The envoy congratulated the Afghan Hindu community of the area on the opening of their first temple and expressed his desire to establish close relations with the Afghan Hindu community.

He also offered Afghan embassy’s support to the community when needed.

The Hindus and Sikhs of Afghanistan constitute a small minority in their homeland too.