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Narendra Modi First Prime Minister To Serve Langar At Golden Temple

04/12/2016 10:06 AM IST | Updated 04/12/2016 2:53 PM IST
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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves langar during his visit at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday.

Narendra Modi is the first prime Minister to serve langar at the Golden Temple, Gurbachan Singh, Chief Information Officer at the shrine, told IANS. Modi entered the dining hall on Saturday night and "suddenly started serving the devotees," he said.

"In fact, Manmohan Singh visited the Golden Temple many times as Prime Minister," Singh said, but Modi became the first to serve food to devotees in the community dining hall. Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday took a heritage walk and visited the Golden Temple soon after arriving in the holy town to attend the Heart of Asia conference.

Modi and Ghani walked through the renovated heritage corridor before reaching Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, where a large number of people, waiting for hours, welcomed them.

The temple premise was decorated with lights and flowers and the two leaders were taken to various parts of the temple complex.

Here are some photos from the visit:

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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan�s President Ashraf Ghani at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI Photo(PTI12_3_2016_000208B)
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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves langar during his visit at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI Photo(PTI12_3_2016_000204B)
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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves langar during his visit at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI Photo(PTI12_3_2016_000205B)
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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan�s President Ashraf Ghani at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore(PTI12_3_2016_000203B)
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Amritsar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves langar during his visit at Golden temple on the eve of the Heart of Asia Conference, in Amritsar on Saturday. PTI Photo(PTI12_3_2016_000206B)

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