There’s no bad in doing good. Even if you have to roll chapatis or join your hands to give some respect, you do good to yourself and also others. Everyone is equal for God. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, three children -Ella-Grace, Xavier and Hadrien and a delegation of ministers, landed in Amritsar on Wednesday morning. He was received by Hardeep Singh Puri and Navjot Singh Sidhu at the airport.
In a white kurta-pyjama, the Canadian premier visited the GoldenTemple where he and his family prayed at the sanctum of the temple after waiting for an hour to visit the shrine.
An overwhelmed and happy Trudeau also recorded his thoughts in the visitors’ book at the Sikhs’ holiest shrine. “What an honor to be so well received at such a beautiful, meaningful place. We are filled with grace and humility,” said Trudeau after praying at the temple.
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The Canadian PM and his family greeted devotees with folded hands while scores of visitors could be seen holding up their mobile phones to take pictures and videos of them. Punjab police officials and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committeetask force sewadars (volunteers) formed a security ring around the dignitaries for security. Canadian security officials were also part of their security cover.
At the Golden Temple, the Trudeaus also tried rolling out rotis at the Guru Ram Das Jee Langar hall where devotees do voluntary kitchen work for feeding visitors for free. And who better to teach them but Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna was present. In Twitter, the chef now based in New York wrote, “Teaching the beloved Trudeau family to roll Breads at The Holy Golden Temple. The same place where I learnt to cook.”
Justin Trudeau also met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for a one-on-one meeting at the Taj hotel. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he took up with Canadian PM, the militancy concerns the state was facing.
He also raised the issue of Khalistan, as money has been flowing in. From various countries including Canada, Amarinder said after the meeting. According to reports, the Punjab CM also interacted with other members of the Canadian cabinet which included three Sikh ministers.
It was surely a good time for the Trudeaus in India. They not only met the Punjab CM but also made rotis at the langar. So good! Read another article on your favorite PM, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Wore “Dhoti” And Celebrated Pongal With Tamil People In Canada