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At the invitation of the Ontario Gurudwara Committee, Ontario Sikh Council, and the representatives of Sharoomni Akal Takht Amritsar, Imran Siddiqui, Consul General of Pakistan, Toronto visited Sikh Spiritual Center, today to attend celebrations for the opening of Darbar Sahib Kartarpur.

The event was opened after Keertan. Bhai ji Amarjeet Singh, Spokesman of the Gurudwara Committee made opening remarks in which he thanked the Prime Minister for taking the initiative of opening Kartarput Crossing which was “like a dream of the Sikhs worldwide for the last 7 decades”. Bhai ji also praised Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa for his support of the initiative. Other speakers appreciated the efforts of the Government of Pakistan for taking good care of Sikh shrines in Pakistan.

In his remarks the Consul General said “The opening of Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is a clear statement of peace by Pakistan. Challenges notwithstanding, Pakistan will continue to lead this mission of peace”. He urged Canadian Sikhs to raise awareness about this heritage among all Canadians particularly the younger generation Sikhs enabling them to visit Pakistan for religious as well as cultural purposes.

At the end of the event, Bhai ji Amarjeet presented crystal trophies for the Prime Minister and the COAS and requested the CG to pass them on to destination.

10 December 2018

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