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WATCH: Prince Charles Pays Obeisance At Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, Makes 'Roti’, Hails Contribution Of Sikhs In UK

Darpan News Desk IANS, 13 Nov, 2019
  • WATCH: Prince Charles Pays Obeisance At Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, Makes 'Roti’, Hails Contribution Of Sikhs In UK

Britain’s Prince Charles paid obeisance at Bangla Sahib Gurdwara here a day after the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nank Dev.

 

He also visited the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and was briefed about the early warning weather forecast system, especially on the prediction of cyclones.

 

IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said Prince Charles spent nearly 45 minutes at the IMD’s National Weather Forecasting Centre, which is the focal point during cyclones.

 

 

He was explained about how cyclones are predicted with the use of tools like radars, satellites and Doppler radar.

 

Mohapatra said the visiting dignitary also asked about cyclone ‘Bulbul’, which hit West Bengal early this week.

 

“We informed him that the IMD also provides weather warnings to neighbouring countries,” the IMD DG said.

 
 

Later, he also paid obeisance at Bangla Sahib Gurdwara here.

 

Prince Charles was escorted by members of the gurdwara. Following the tradition, he covered his head with a scarf and paid obeisance.

 

He was presented with a ‘kirpan’ by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president Manjinder Singh Sirsa.

 

He also did ‘sewa’ and helped in preparing chapattis in the ‘langar’ or community kitchen area and interacted with the devotees.

 
 

Prince Charles, who arrived here on Wednesday, is on a two-day visit to India.

 

This is his 10th official visit to the country. During the visit, he also met President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

 

The focus of his visit would be on enduring the UK-India ties and shared global challenges such as sustainability and climate change.

 

 

Britain's Prince Charles, who arrived on Wednesday on a two-day official visit to India, has hailed the "inspiring" principles of Sikhism and the contribution of the Sikh community in the UK.

 

The Prince of Wales, who is to visit a Gurdwara in New Delhi to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, posted a personal message on the Clarence House Instagram page.

 

"As I depart for India, on my tenth official visit, I just want to convey my warmest best wishes to all of you in the Sikh Community in the UK, and across the Commonwealth, on the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji," he said.

 
 

"The principles on which Guru Nanak founded the Sikh religion, and which guide your lives to this day, are the ones which can inspire us all -- hard work, fairness, respect, and selfless service to others. In embodying these values, Sikhs have made the most profound contribution to the life of this country, and continue to do so, in every imaginable field, just as you do in so many other places around the world."

 

"This week, as Sikhs everywhere honour the founder of your faith, my wife and I wanted you to know just how much your community is valued and admired by us all, and that our thoughts are with you at this very special time," Prince Charles added, signing the note, "HRH The Prince of Wales."

 
 

prince Charles also attended a military service to commemorate the sacrifices of soldiers from India, the UK and across the Commonwealth in World War One and World War Two.

 
 

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