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UN Secretary General Guterres visits Golden Temple

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres (C) along with Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Gobind Singh Longowal (2R) and SGPC Chief Secretery Roop Singh (2L) pay respect at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 3, 2018. – Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is on his three-day visit to India. (Photo by NARINDER NANU / AFP)

By: Sarwar Alam

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (3) paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and was honoured with a siropa by the Sikh priest. A siropa is placed around the neck but is intended to be worn on the head as a dastaar (turban). During his visit to the Golden Temple, Guterres was accompanied by union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri. He also visited the community kitchen at the Golden Temple, where he keenly watched the cooking process and participated in ‘langar’. “I paid tribute to the Sikh community worldwide and I express my deep…

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