SGPC installs Golden Temple replica at Wagah border

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Wagah Border (Punjab), Mar 20 (ANI): The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme body of the Sikhs has installed a replica of the Golden Temple at Wagah border with an aim to establish peace with neighbouring Pakistan and attract tourists.

SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar unveiled the replica of the shrine at the Wagah border.

"I think that the people coming from Pakistan will be able to get a glimpse of this wonderful structure that has given the message of humanity and brotherhood to the world," said Makkar.

Makkar further said that if Pakistani Government gives its permission they would install another replica of the Golden Temple at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara situated in Pakistan.

The visitors were pleased at this initiative of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee hoping the relations between the two Asian neighbours would improve.

"The installation of this model is an effort to bring the two countries together and more of such efforts should be encouraged," said Gitanjali Kaur, a visitor.

The Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee is an organization in India responsible for the upkeep of gurudwars.

Guru Nanak established Sikhism in Punjab in the late 15th century, which means believe in one god.

The holy scripture of the Sikhs is called the Guru Granth Sahib. (ANI)

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