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Heritage Sikhs in Tehran

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by Aman Singh, May 19, 2010.

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    Krishna offers prayer at Ganga Sahib Gurdwara in Tehran


    Tehran: External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, presently here on a four-day State visit, paid Obeisance at the lone Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara on Sunday.


    Interacting with media after performing prayer at the Gurdwara, Krishna said: "I am happy that Sikh community here in Tehran has built this Gurdwara and they have been praying here and they have been involved in trade and other economic activities which bring the two countries nearer".
    Krishna described Sikhs living in Iran as "wonderful Ambassadors of India".
    "I have learnt that National Day celebrations were held here and I think they are wonderful ambassadors of India in this country , I wish them all well, " he added.


    Ganga Singh Sabha Gurdwara was founded in 1941 by Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Teheran.


    The Gurdwara also has a school in its vicinity.


    Religious celebrations here include morning and evening prayers, Guru-Ka-Langar (free meal) every Friday after the Akhand Path (practice of continuous recitation of Guru's name).


    Community services comprising establishment of a school, teaching of Punjabi and Dharmik (Divinity) form an integral part of the curriculum.
    There are about 800 members of the Sikh community in the area.


    © Copyright Asian News International/DailyIndia.com
     

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