Dec 4, 2016: Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple. Narendra Modi distributed meals to devotees on the Golden Temple right here on Saturday evening thus changing into the first Prime Minister to serve the group kitchen, or langar, on the holiest of Sikh shrines on this Punjab city,
Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple.
It was the Prime Minister’s first go to to the shrine and he was accompanied by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. The go to got here on the sidelines of the sixth Heart Of Asia-Istanbul convention on Afghanistan.
“Modi is the primary prime Minister who served the devotees within the Golden Temple,” Gurbachan Singh, Chief Data Officer on the shrine, advised on Sunday as Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple.
Gurbachan Singh stated although nearly each Indian Prime Minister has visited the Harmandar Sahib, the sanctum sanctorum, to pay obeisance and provide prayers, none had to date participated within the distribution of meals locally kitchen.
On Saturday evening, when Modi entered the eating corridor, “he out of the blue began serving the devotees”, Gurbachan Singh mentioned when Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple.
The shrine’s principal eating corridor is the 24-hour group kitchen the place an estimated 100,000 devotees are fed conventional meals on peak days.
The official remembered that the majority former Prime Ministers visited the temple. Indira Gandhi, V.P. Singh, Chandra Shekhar, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, H.D. Deve Gowda, Inder Kumar Gujral and Manmohan Singh, to call a number of, he recalled as Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple.
“In actual fact, Manmohan Singh visited the Golden Temple many occasions as Prime Minister,” Gurbachan Singh mentioned.
Official sources mentioned Modi, donning a woollen cap, spent greater than 40 minutes within the Golden Temple, which is unfold over 15 acres as Modi turns into first PM to serve ‘langar’ at Golden Temple.
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