Singapore PM wears turban, greets Sikh community with "Sat Sri Akaal"
The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong recently created a buzz on social media platforms with his Sikh attire during the inauguration of the Silat Road Sikh temple in Singapore
The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong recently created a buzz on social media platforms with his Sikh attire during the inauguration of the Silat Road Sikh temple in Singapore. Standing atop a podium he greeted the guests at the inauguration with perfect ‘Sat Sri Akal’ that impressed everyone present there.
Speaking at the event, he praised the Sikh community for their contribution in mitigating the disruptions caused by the pandemic. He said the gurdwaras in Singapore rallied members to help those in need during this difficult period, regardless of race, religion, or background.
The Singapore PM's gesture has attracted praise and attention from the Sikh community spread across the globe, who shared his speech and image on social media. Parminder Singh, who has worked in top positions in several multinational companies, including Twitter and Google, shared a 31-second long video of Loong addressing the Sikh community.
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!”
Singapore PM also shared several pictures of himself praying at the gurudwara and also holding a kirpan. He captioned the post as: “Delighted to attend the inauguration of Silat Road Sikh Temple today after a prolonged renovation during the pandemic. Congratulations to the Sikh community on this momentous occasion!”