It’s a moment of pride for India as Golden Temple receives the ‘most visited place of the world’ award by World Book of Records (WBR).
A London-based organisation, the WBR team presented the award certificate to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC), the management body of the Golden Temple.
The SGPC Chief Secretary, Roop Singh said that the certificate was given to Golden Temple as over a lakh devotees visit the holy shrine every day. According to Singh, the footfall has increased since the live telecast of Gurbani kirtan.
Singh added that the certificate was presented by General Secretary of the WBR, Surbhi Kaul, who was visiting from London on Friday.
Kaul said that the temple has been awarded the certificate because of its increasing footfall of devotees. She added that so far, eight places including Shirdi Sai Baba, Vaishno Devi and Mount Abu, have received this award, reports The Pioneer.
The award will also be given to Durgiana Temple at Amritsar and Attari-Wagah border, which also witnessed a huge footfall.