Trudeau visits Golden Temple, meets Punjabi chief minister

Posted In: News Date:Feb 21st, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the holiest site of the Sikh faith today in Amritsar, India, where he was received by enthusiastic crowds eager to see the four Sikh members of his cabinet: Navdeep Bains, Bardish Chagger, Harjit Sajjan and Amarjeet Sohi.

Trudeau entered the shrine compound to cries of "Bolay So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akal," a Sikh religious greeting that translates loosely as "Whosoever speaks is enlightened, God is timeless."

Within the compound, several thousand people ringed a vast pool of water, surrounding the Golden Temple's inner sanctum that is linked to shore by a causeway.

The crowd appeared to police itself, with people in the front row joining hands to prevent pushing and shoving.