Sikhs hold inter-religious prayer meet for tsunami victims
Amritsar,| February 01, 2005
To show their deep concern for victims of the December
26 tsunami wave attack across South East Asia, the Sikh
community of Switzerland organized an inter-religious
prayer at the Gurudwara in Lotzwill near the Swiss capital
This information was received by ANI through an e-mail
from the Gurudwara Committee on Tuesday. The press release
revealed that besides the head of different religions
, the official of the Swiss Government and over 200
peoples participated in the event.
While addressing the gathering Mr. Priest Ernst Sieber,
Priest of Christin religion in Switzerland and the special
honorary guest on the occasion said that the efforts
of the Sikh Community of Switzerland is highly appreciable
and such events created strong relationship and understanding
with each other.
While hailing the efforts of the Sikh community, Juerg
Stettler, a representative of the Church of Scientology
in Switzerland, said that "together we can do welfare
for the mankind more effectively" while referring
to the Sikh motto "all human race is one"
he said that the motto absolutely fits in this ceremony.
Appreciating the holding of the inter-religious prayer
meet, the mayor of Langenthal, Hans Jurg Kaser, and
mayor of Gretzenbach, Hans Peter Jesenek, expressed
their deep sympathy for the victims and their families.
Kurukkal , the head priest of the Hindu community in
Switzerland , Abbas , the head of the Muslim Community
of Macedonia, Leipziger, the Rabbi of the Jewish Community
in Bren, Prem from Sri Lanka, Dr. Bajwa of the Ahmadiya
Community and other dignitaries participated in the
Addressing the gathering, Sardar Karan Singh, the head
of the Sikh Community in Switzerland, said that it was
the first time that representatives of most religious
communities had gathered together for a prayer meet
at the Gurudwara of Switzerland. Mr. Ranjit Singh honored
Mr. Priest Ernst Sieber with Siropa (the robe of honour)
on the occasion. (ANI)
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