US Ambassador Eric Garcetti washes dishes in Golden Temple kitchen

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Sumana | Date 28-02-2024
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti performing 'Sewa' in Golden Temple
US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti performing 'Sewa' in Golden Temple



US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti visited the Golden Temple and washed dishes at the mega kitchen as part of 'seva' (voluntary service).He also visited the adjoining, and Jallianwala Bagh memorial for victims of firing by an English General in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.

Later, he also paid obeisance at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.

Garcetti conveyed his deep respect for the Golden Temple, as he took to X to share pictures of his visit to the temple. "There are a few places in the world that are truly sacred -this Golden Temple is right there at the top of that list".

Garcetti offered his sincere prayers at the Golden Temple and also took part in cooking while performing 'sewa' in the mega kitchen.

Garcetti lends a helping hand in the Mega kitchen of the Golden Temple

Garcetti said his visit to the Golden Temple "was a powerful as well as somber" experience for him.

The US envoy expressed his pleasure over his visit and said, "It has been a dream of mine to come to the Golden Temple ever since I was a little boy".

During his visit to Jallianwala Bagh, he said, "The echoes of history still resonate in this historic site, where innocent lives were lost. A stark reminder of the sacrifices made for our freedom. May we never forget the lessons of the past."

Garcetti posted this image of his in the Jalianwalla Bagh memorial on X

Garcetti also  expressed his happiness to  see the Flag lowering ceremony in the India-Pakistan border. He thanked the Border Security Forces for theit unremitting service.

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Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Harjinder Singh Dhami honoured Garcetti and his family members with a golden model of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib, books, and shawls at the information center of the Golden Temple.