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Home Ministry approves FCRA licence to Golden Temple for 5 years

The Union government has granted a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence to Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar in Punjab for five years

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IANS  |  New Delhi 

Volunteers disinfect a temple in Amritsar ahead of its reopening . The Centre has allowed 820 ASI monuments to open from Monday. Taj Mahal, however, will remain closed for now 	photo:pti
Volunteers disinfect a temple in Amritsar ahead of its reopening | Photo: PTI

The Union government has granted a Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence to Sri Harmandir Sahib at Amritsar in Punjab for five years.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) granted the licence after the management applied for FCRA registration on May 27, 2020.

At the Golden Temple, the management aims to run a free community kitchen, give financial assistance to the poor and needy, including children. So far, the management under the aegis of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has been able to fulfil these objectives through domestic donations.

Now, it will also be able to receive foreign contributions to meet expenses on these noble endeavours.

The is not only one of the main religious places of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everyone, irrespective of caste, creed, or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance at the holy place.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, September 09 2020. 20:30 IST
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