Australian High Commissioner pays obeisance at Darbar Sahib

Australian High Commissioner pays obeisance at Darbar Sahib

Australian High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell being honoured by the SGPC officials in Amritsar on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 19

Australian High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell paid obeisance at Darbar Sahib on Tuesday. During his visit Barry O’Farrell said he was happy to visit this holy place. He also lauded the services rendered by the Sikhs for humanity.

The High Commissioner of Australia, before visiting Harmandir Sahib, saw Sri Guru Ram Das Ji’s langar (community kitchen food) being prepared and also performed a symbolic langar service.

He expressed happiness over the fact that thousands of people as sangat (congregation) were eating langar at the same time.

Barry O’Farrell showed keen interest in learning about the history of Sri Darbar Sahib and other shrines as well as the Sikh tradition, from the Information Officer Jaswinder Singh Jassi.

Meanwhile, manager of the information centre of Darbar Sahib, Mukhtar Singh and Information Officer Jaswinder Singh Jassi honoured the Austrlian High Commissioner with Guru’s blessing Siropao (robe of honour), a set of religious books and a golden model of Harmandir Sahib.

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