Today a government delegation from Canada has paid a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, ahead of prime minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to India. Trudeau will visit the Golden Temple on February 21.

The Canadian prime minister announced that he will travel to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23. 

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Chief Secretary Roop Singh said, “A team comprising Canadian officials today paid a visit to the Golden Temple in the wake of the visit of Canadian prime minister to Amritsar”. 

The SGPC, an apex religious body of the Sikhs, has planned to honour the dignitary. “We will give him a warm welcome and honour him as per Sikh tenets,” said Roop Singh. 

“Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will receive Trudeau and will also visit the Golden Temple with him,” officials said. 

The Canadian prime minister is visiting India at the invitation of prime minister Narendra Modi. 

The visit, which includes stops in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, will provide an opportunity for Trudeau to connect with the Indian leaders in government and business, promote empowerment of women and girls, and strengthen economic ties.  

The prime ministers will reaffirm the close friendship between the two countries, and discuss ways to further deepen bilateral cooperation. 

Trudeau will also participate in several business roundtables to promote further trade and investment between Canada and India, as Canada works closely with Indian leaders to advance economic opportunities in both countries. 

While in India, Trudeau will engage with youth, and visit several landmarks, including the Taj Mahal, the Jama Masjid, and Swaminarayan Akshardham. He is also scheduled to interact with and address the students of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) on 19 February.