Indians got a “golden moment” of pride as ‘World Book of Records’ (WBR), a London-based organization that catalogues and verifies world records has awarded The Golden Temple as the ‘most visited place of the world’.
On Friday, the General Secretary of India chapter, Surbhi Kaul, and president of Punjab chapter, Randeep Singh Kohli, presented this award to SGPC chief secretary Roop Singh and other senior officials.
Talking about the Golden Temple and other holy places of India, Surbhi said, "Lakhs of devotees visit this holy shrine, and the footfall is increasing by the day. This is why the WBR has awarded it. So far, eight places, including Shirdi Sai Baba, Vaishno Devi and Mount Abu, have received this award."
Randeep Singh Kohli said,
There is also a plan made of awarding Durgiana Temple at Amritsar and Attari-Wagah border, because even these temples has also witnessed a huge footfall.
However, the team of WBR team hasn’t stated any satisfactory answers to queries related to the criteria that determine this award.
Talking about the devotees who come here on average count, the SGPC chief secretary said,
Though the shrine has been hugely popular ever since its foundation, the footfall has increased since the live telecast of gurbani kirtan. He said on average more than one lakh devotees visit the shrine every day.
Her further continued saying,
The heritage street, a project of the SAD-BJP government, has contributed a lot to attracting devotees and visitors to this holy shrine.
Information source: hindustantimes
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