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Russian Army General visits Golden temple

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Russian and current Commander-in-Chief of Ground Forces Salyukov visited the here on Wednesday.

Before entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, Salyukov walked bare foot on the marbled periphery around the pond (pool of nectar) accompanied by senior SGPC officials, including who briefed the general about the history of Sikhism.

While paying obeisance, the Russian commander-in-chief offered 'parshad' as per Sikh tradition. Later he visited the Akal Takhat, the throne of the timeless.

called Salyukov's visit a first-of-its-kind-visit.

He said the general was happy to know about the community kitchen (langer) practice, which operates round the clock and all people are welcome to eat.

Later, the general was given a robe of honour and a saffron scarf, along with other souvenir items.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:07 IST