Watch: Singapore's Prime Minister dons a turban and greets Sikhs with 'Sat Sri Akaal'

WION Web Team
Singapore Published: Jul 06, 2021, 03:19 PM(IST)

The Singapore PM's gesture has attracted praise from the Sikh community spread across the globe. Photograph:( Twitter )

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged the Sikh community's contribution to reducing the pandemic's disruptions while speaking at the event.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stunned the Sikh community by wearing a turban to the inauguration ceremony of a renovated gurudwara.

Prime Minister Lee, who attended the opening event of the Silat Road Sikh Temple while wearing a white Sikh turban, also greeted the community members with a "Sat Sri Akaal."

He acknowledged the Sikh community's contribution to reducing the pandemic's disruptions while speaking at the event.

During this terrible time, he added, Singapore's gurdwaras rallied people to support those in need, regardless of race, religion, or origin.

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According to the prime minister, the Silat Road gurdwara is a bright emblem in Singapore's multi-religious landscape.

On social media, a video of Loong wearing a white kurta and a turban while speaking to the Sikh community has gone viral.

Sharing the video on his Twitter handle, Parminder Singh wrote, "Singapore Prime Minister,@leehsienloong inaugurated a newly renovated Gurudwara wearing an immaculate turban and greeting everyone with a perfect Sat Sri Akaal!" Watch the video here:

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