3 copies of Sikh holy books brought to Guru Arjun Dev Ji Gurdwara in Delhi
New Delhi: The three swaroop of Shri Guru Granth Sahib, that were brought from Afghanistan's Kabul, have been brought to Guru Arjun Dev Ji Gurdwara in Mahavir Nagar on Tuesday.
Union ministers Hardeep Singh Puri and V Muraleedharan received the copies of Guru Granth Sahib and 44 Afghan Sikhs who reached India from Kabul on a special Air India flight after a stopover in Tajikistan's capital city of Dushanbe.
Puri said he is blessed to receive and pay obeisance to the Shri Guru Granth Sahib. He also, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out rescue operations from Afghanistan and said the government is in touch with those in the country.
Sikh humanitarian organisations in the Delhi-NCR worked on relief efforts to help out Afghan nationals who have fled their country to arrive in India. Three copies of Sikh scripture Guru Granth Sahib and 75 people, including 46 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, reached Delhi on Tuesday.
According to reports, nearly 200 more Afghan Sikhs and Hindus are still stranded in Afghanistan, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, president of the Indian World Forum, an organisation coordinating the evacuation efforts with the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Air Force (IAF).
(With agency inputs)