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Dream Comes True: US Ambassador Eric Garcetti visits Golden Temple

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2024, 10:42 IST
US Ambassador Eric Garcetti visits Golden Temple (ANI)

Amritsar (Punjab): Eric Garcetti's lifelong dream of visiting the Golden Temple became a reality during his recent visit to Amritsar.

Childhood Dream

He reminisced about the stories his parents shared, painting vivid pictures of the temple's beauty and significance.

Emotional Fulfillment

Expressing profound emotion, Garcetti shared, "It's been a dream of mine to come to the Golden Temple ever since I was a little boy." The Golden Temple held a cherished place in his heart since childhood, nurturing a long-standing dream that finally found fulfilment.

Spiritual Ambience

During his time at the temple, Ambassador Garcetti immersed himself in its spiritual ambience. He participated in humble acts of service like washing dishes alongside his Sikh brothers. "I was happy to wash some dishes alongside my brothers, to see the kitchen, which feeds so many people," he shared with ANI.

Gratitude to Hosts and Sikh Community

Expressing profound gratitude to his hosts and the Sikh community, Ambassador Garcetti emphasized the Golden Temple's role as a beacon of peace and harmony. He thanked Mr. President and the hosts for welcoming him not just as a friend of the Sikh community but as a friend of humanity.

The Golden Temple as a Beacon of Peace

Garcetti stated, "This place isn't just a sacred spot because of what it represents, not just because of the history of the past, but because of the way that it makes service and beauty come alive now." The Golden Temple, beyond its historical significance, stands as a symbol of peace and harmony in the present.

(With ANI inputs)

First published: 27 February 2024, 10:42 IST