US delegation pays obeisance at Golden Temple and Akal Takht

US delegation pays obeisance at Golden Temple and Akal Takht

Tribune Information Service

GS Paul

Amritsar, April 22

A delegation of 4 US Senators and a Congressman paid obeisance on the Golden Temple and Akal Takht on Friday.

The Senators included Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Sheldon Whitehouse and Mark Kelly, and Congressman Mondaire Jones.

The delegation additionally included members of the family of Senators and chargé d’affaires, US embassy, New Delhi, Patricia Lacina; and political officers, US Embassy, Dane Robbins and Travis.

Among the delegates had been attired in Punjabi attire. They noticed langar preparation and preparations on the group kitchen of the shrine. SGPC’s data officer Jaswinder Singh apprised them concerning the “maryada” (code of conduct) of the langar.

Talking on the event, Gillibrand praised the Sikh group’s langar custom and spoke of supporting the Sikhs dwelling within the US.

“We now have come to worship. We now have not solely been impressed by what we now have seen right here, however had been amazed to study the generosity of the (Sikh) group to work collectively to ensure tens of millions of individuals may be fed proper right here from the group kitchen and to permit tens of millions of individuals from the world over to worship on this most sacred and particular place. We’re honoured to be right here and we’re grateful,” she mentioned.

In regards to the Sikhs within the US, she mentioned, “With regard to America and Sikh folks over there, we assist them. I serve the armed forces committee there and we made a provision that every one Sikhs can put on their spiritual head coverings (turban) whereas they serve.”

Booker additionally participated within the cooking course of.

Exhibiting solidarity with the Ukrainians, Gillibrand mentioned all God-loving folks of the world ought to assist those that had been being unfairly attacked.

In the meantime, SGPC further secretary Partap Singh, shrine supervisor Sulakhan Singh, further supervisor Satnam Singh and Jaswinder Singh honoured the leaders by presenting them “siropas”, a duplicate of the shrine and literature associated to Sikh religion.

Earlier, Punjab Cupboard Minister Harjot Singh Bains and MLA Bibi Baljinder Kaur obtained the delegation at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee Worldwide Airport.

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