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Modi serves langar at Golden Temple

 Agencies |  2016-12-05 23:43:27.0  |  Amritsar

Modi serves langar at Golden Temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi served langar (community meal) in the hall of Golden Temple, stated to be the first premier of the country to do the service here.

On Saturday night, Modi along with Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani visited the Golden Temple, the revered seat of Sikh religion.

During the visit, Modi took a bucket in his hand and started serving people langar.

"Modi is the first Prime Minister of the country who served langar to the devotees in the Golden Temple," Chief Information Officer Gurbachan Singh said here on Sunday. "We were caught unawares...Modi saw devotees taking langar...went to the hall and started serving the langar to them," he said.

He said though almost every Prime Minister during their visit to holy city came to the shrine to pay obeisance but except Modi no premier participated in the serving of langar.

Despite heavy security and thick cordon of SGPC task force, devotees got a chance to click selfies with Modi.

The gurdwara authorities were told that Modi and Ghani might partake langar during their visit. The leaders paid obeisance at the temple wearing caps. 

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