Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain, who is on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, worshipped Baba Gorakhnath at the Gorakhnath Temple amidst Vedic chants in Gorakhpur on Thursday.
During his stay at the temple for over an hour, the French envoy learned about this world-renowned temple and went to the cow shelter where he fed jaggery to the cows.
Mesmerised by the beauty of the Gorakhnath temple, Lenain went round all the shrines located on the temple premises.
While touring the temple, he interacted with Maharana Pratap PG College Principal Dr Pradeep Rao and learned about the specialities of this world-famous temple.
He also took photographs at Bhim Sarovar and other places.
The French ambassador was informed about all the schemes and campaigns run by Chief Minister and Gorakshpithadhishwar Yogi Adityanath for the protection of cows.
He was presented with the religious and cultural books of Geeta Press and Gorakhnath Temple published in English and French by the Gorakhnath temple management as a farewell gift.
Lenain was welcomed in the city by District Magistrate Vijayendra Pandian on Wednesday.
On the first day of his visit, Lenain met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow and had a fruitful discussion of further strengthening the ties between France and India. France desires to promote new partnerships, welcome more students from UP and have more French companies to invest in UP, he said.
It May be mentioned here that Emmanuel Lenain was accompanied by principal priest of Gorakhnath, Yogi Kamal Nath, secretary Dwarka Tiwari, director of Guru Gorakshanath Hospital, Brigadier (Retd) KPB Singh and media in-charge Vinay Gautam at the Gorakhnath temple premises.