Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for laying the foundation stone of the 12.4 km long Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib Ropeway project.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 90th General Assembly of Interpol, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
By Press Trust of India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government will keep working to fulfill the vision of Sikh gurus. He was reacting to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh’s letter expressing thanks to him for laying the foundation stone of Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib ropeway. It will connect Govindghat to Hemkund Sahib.
Modi tweeted, “Jathedar Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, respected members of the Sikh community, including leading spiritual personalities have expressed joy on the Hemkund Sahib Ropeway. I thank them for their kind words and assure the Sangat we will keep working to fulfil the vision of the Guru Sahibs.”
Jathedqar Akal Takhat Sahib said, “I congratulate you for the laying of the foundation stone of the Gurdwara Hemkund Sahib Ropeway. For any devout Sikh, this is a historic occasion and will further bring together the pilgrims with their scared places.”
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“You have shown great sensitivity and respect towards the Sikh traditions and the teachings of the Guru Sahib’s. This step is in line with so many other efforts you made specially celebrating Sri Guru Teg Bhadur Sahib Ji Gurpurab at Red Fort. During the visit of Amit Shah at Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, we had a fruitful discussion on various burning Sikh issues and he was kind enough to insure me that he will personally apprise you about the concerning issues and together we shall overcome all these challenges. Looking forward to positive results which will lead towards a brighter future for our community. Thanking you once again for this great initiative,” it said.
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