There have been a lot of incidents which made the entire Punjabi community super-proud. But if you are wondering why we are suddenly talking about that, then go ahead reading!
So, recently, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore an immaculate white turban at the inauguration of a Gurudwara and greeted the community members in perfect Punjabi, saying "Sat Sri Akaal". While speaking at the event, he applauded the Sikh community for their contribution in mitigating the disruptions caused by the pandemic. He said the Gurudwaras in Singapore have rallied members to help those in need during this difficult period, regardless of race, religion, or background. The Silat Road Gurudwara is a shining icon in the multi-religious landscape of Singapore, the prime minister said. Also Read : Navpreet Kaloty : First Indian (Sikh) Guy To Present A Segment At Apple's Mac Architecture
Let us tell you, the Gurudwara was renovated during the pandemic when Sikh leaders helped worshippers adjust to disruptions caused by the pandemic by innovating and using technology to adapt to the “new normal". Not only this, the Gurudwara started live-streaming services of congregations for devotees and the Coordinating Council of Sikh Institutions commissioned a task force called 'Project Akaal' to provide support for mental health within the Sikh community. Also Read : Angad Singh Dhillon : Ludhiana Lad Appointed As An Official In Canadian Government
"These initiatives set a good example for the wider community, as we move towards a new normal of living with an endemic virus," PM Lee said during his speech. He shared a part of his speech and some photographs of his visit to the Gurudwara on his Facebook page as well as on Twitter.
Sharing the updates, he captioned the post, " 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"
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