Copies of Sikh Scriptures Flown to Canada, Plane Met by Canadian PM in Toronto

April 4, 2004

Source: INDOlink

On April 4, 2004 INDOlink reported, "Copies of the Sikh holy book - the Guru Granth Sahib – have been flown to Canada's Sikh community. The books were flown on board a chartered airliner which took off from the Punjabi city of Amritsar. Hundreds of Sikhs came out of their homes to cheer an unusual procession. Devotees carried silk-covered copies of the book on their heads over a four-kilometre distance, to Amritsar international airport. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was among those who helped carry the holy books into the aircraft. Each copy of the Guru Granth Sahib was reverentially placed on a separate seat. Religious officials said that on arrival in Toronto the flight would be personally met by Prime Minister Paul Martin and leaders of Canada's Sikh community."