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In A First, Envoys From 85 Countries Pay Obeisance At Golden Temple - SEE PICS

Darpan News Desk IANS, 22 Oct, 2019
  • In A First, Envoys From 85 Countries Pay Obeisance At Golden Temple - SEE PICS

A total of 85 foreign envoys and high-level functionaries on Tuesday paid an obeisance at the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrine, as they attended celebrations to mark the upcoming 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh master.

 

They were accompanied by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations' (ICCR) President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.

 
 

After paying obeisance, the delegation partook 'langar' in the shrine complex.

 
 

The diplomats include Ambassadors of Australia, Mongolia, Morocco, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The Deputy Chief of the US Mission is also part of the delegation.

 

The visit is organised by the ICCR in collaboration with the Punjab government and the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee.

 
 

"During my visit with the Resident Foreign Heads of Missions to Guru Di Nagri, I was delighted to meet some of my old friends & prominent citizens of the holy city," Puri tweeted.

 

Shriomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Gobind Singh Longowal received them and presented them 'siropa' (robe of honour).

 

The SGPC, considered a mini Parliament of Sikh religious affairs, controls Sikh religious affairs and manages gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, including the Harmandir Sahib, also knonw as the Golden Temple.

 
 

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