Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today took a heritage walk and visited the Golden Temple soon after arriving in this holy town to attend the Heart of Asia conference.
They were honoured with ‘Siropao’ (robe of honour) by the head granthi.
Modi and Ghani walked through the renovated heritage corridor before reaching Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple
Modi also served Langar in the Langar Hall (community kitchen) of the shrine as Ghani stayed along with him.
While paying obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Modi and Ghani were accompanied by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, Dy. CM Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Earlier in the evening, Ghani was received at the airport by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar.
The two leaders were given a 24 carat gold replica of Golden Temple and a set of five books besides a siropa (robe of honour) and shawl.
Ghani and Modi will jointly inaugurate the Heart of Asia Ministerial conference today. They will also have a bilateral meeting to discuss various topics.