Amritsar : Nepal’s King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah said here on Thursday that Nepal has a centuries-old relationship with the Sikhs. King Gyanendra bowed at Sri Darbar Sahib with his family today. On this occasion, he said that he was happy to come to Shri Harimandar Sahib. It is a glorious experience. He said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had kept his holy feet in Nepal, so Nepal’s relationship with Sikhs is very old.
He also praised the principle of service of the Sikh community. King Gyanendra offered Kadah Prasad in the Darbar Sahib and also offered Rumala Saheb. He presented one lakh rupees to Sri Harimandar Sahib as a tribute. He was offered Prasad of Siropa and Patasho. The king of Nepal showed special interest in knowing the history of Sri Darbar Sahib while circling. The Chief Secretary of Shiromani Committee, Dr. Roop Singh informed him about the historical importance of Shri Darbar Saheb as well as the langar system.
The Shiromani Committee honored Raja Gyanendra at the Information Center of Sri Darbar Sahib with golden model of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Siropa and religious books. SGPC Chief Secretary Dr. Roop Singh appealed to King Gyanendra to get possession of the land belonging to Gurudwara Nanak Math Kathmandu related to Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The king assured Mr. Singh that he would give special importance to the matter. Dr. Roop Singh said that Guru Sahib’s historical place in Nepal has 500 acres of land.