Friday, December 21, 2007

Sikhs to Build New Gurdwara in Dubai

From World Sikh News

New gurdwara to come up in Dubai

Written by Jarnail Singh    
Thursday, December 20, 2007  

Amritsar: Sikh community of the Arab-Islamic city state Dubai has managed to winthe right to establish a new splendid gurdwara building on the 2,600 square yard prime land. The authorities perhaps want to show themselves as granting more religious freedom even though the official religion of the United Arab Emirates is Islam.

The building plans of the gurdwara have already received clearance and the construction will start from the New Year. Akal Takht jathedar Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti and Avtar Singh, president of the SGPC, have been invited to lay the foundation stone of the gurdwara. There are more than 2.5 lakh Sikhs in Dubai.

Meanwhile, Surinder Singh Kandhari, an affluent Sikh from Dubai, has donated two imported battery-operated floor scrubbing machines worth Rs 20 lakh to the Golden Temple last week.

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