AMRITSAR SAHIB, Punjab—Australian High Commissioner Barry O’Farrell AO paid obeisance on Tuesday at Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib, the central Sikh shrine. During his visit, Barry O’Farrell said that he is happy to reach this holy place. He also lauded the services rendered by Sikhs for the benefit of humanity.
The High Commissioner of Australia, before visiting Sri Harmandar Sahib, which is also called Sri Darbar Sahib, saw Sri Guru Ram Das Ji’s langar (community kitchen food) being prepared and also performed a symbolic langar seva.
He expressed gratitude over the fact that thousands of people had gathered as sangat (congregation) while having access to pangat (free community kitchen).
While doing parkarma (circumambulation), Barry O’Farrell showed keen interest in learning about Sri Darbar Sahib’s history and other shrines located here and the Sikh traditions from the information officer Jaswinder Singh Jassi.
Meanwhile, the information center manager of Sri Darbar Sahib, Mukhtar Singh, and the information officer honoured the Australian High Commissioner with Guru’s blessing Siropao (robe of honour), a set of religious books, and a golden model of Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib.