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British Columbia premier visits Golden Temple

Amritsar , Wed, 16 Nov 2011 ANI

Amritsar, Nov.16 (ANI): British Columbia Premier Christy Clark visited the Golden Temple here during her brief visit to Amritsar on Tuesday.


Executive committee member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) Kiranjot Kaur received Clark at the shrine.


Kiranjot and SGPC officials took Christy around the shrine and presented Clark with a robe of honour, a memento, a set of religious books and a picture of the Golden Temple.


During his brief interaction with the media, Clark recalled the age-old ties between British Colmbia and India, especially with the Sikh community, saying, "The Sikhs are incrediblly brave and hard working, and major contributors to the development of our province."


"My visit to this religious site is an expression of deep frendship and affection that I feel for the Sikh people here and in British Colambia, Canada," Clark added.


Clark said the visit to Amritsar was aimed at increasing connections between British Colombia and India.


She hoped that the ties of friendship would be further strengthened in various sectors, including the economic and social development sector. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)


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