Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore a white turban during the opening ceremony of the gurdwara and greeted the Punjabi community by saying ‘Sat Sri Akal’. During a program, he also praised the Sikh community for their contribution to the situation arising due to the epidemic.
He said that the members of gurdwaras in Singapore helped the needy people at this difficult time, regardless of their religion, caste or background. The Prime Minister said that the Silat Road Gurudwara is a shining symbol in the multi-religious landscape of Singapore.
The gurdwara began live-streaming services of gatherings for devotees, and the Coordinating Council of Sikh Institutions formed a task force called ‘Project Akal’ to provide support for mental health within the Sikh community.
During his speech, PM Lee said- “This initiative sets a good example for the wider community, as we are moving towards a common direction with an endemic virus. He also visited the Gurudwara on his Facebook and Twitter pages. Have shared some pictures and parts of speech.
Delighted to attend the inauguration of Silat Road Sikh Temple today after a prolonged renovation during the pandemic. Congratulations to the Sikh community on this momentous occasion! – LHL https://t.co/jH6Bkowe21 pic.twitter.com/XLQHatFeeE
— leehsienloong (@leehsienloong) July 3, 2021
The Indian Embassy in Singapore has also shared some photographs on behalf of the Prime Minister congratulating the Sikh community on the inauguration of the Gurdwara. These pictures of the Prime Minister of Singapore have caught the attention of the Sikh community around the world and they are praising, along with they are sharing these pictures and speeches on social media.
Delhi BJP secretary Impreet Singh Bakshi also shared pictures of PM Lee and also underlined his wearing of Sikh dress with turban. It is worth noting that before the renovation, about 1500 people were served daily in the Silat Road Gurudwara. Now langar can easily be organized for around 2000 people.
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