Trudeau, family visits 'Langar Hall', perform 'sewa' at Golden Temple

ANI | Updated: Feb 21, 2018 17:19 IST

Amritsar (Punjab) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with family, visited the 'Langar Hall' at the Golden Temple, where thousands of devotees partake langar (community food) and also perform'sewa' (voluntary service).

The Golden Temple's Langar Hall is the biggest community kitchen in the world.

Trudeau and his family sat down on small stools inside the Langar Hall to knead flour and roll chapatis.

Trudeau also did 'parikarma' before entering the sun-soaked and glittering all-gold sanctum sanctorum. His family bowed before the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book.

Soon after that, the Trudeaus touched their foreheads on the ground inside the sanctum sanctorum. They were given 'Siropa' (traditional robe of honour) by the head priest inside the shrine.

Elated Trudeau also wrote in the visitor's book at the temple.

Trudeau was accompanied by Canadian federal ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan and Amarjit Bains.

He was received at the Golden Temple entrance by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal, along with Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. (ANI)

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