VANCOUVER: In the final leg of his three-day visit to Canada which ends today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, on Friday visited Gurudwara and temple after reaching Vancouver.
PM Modi and Stephen Harper both offered prayers at the Khalsa Diwan Society's Sikh Gurudwara, located on the southern edge of Vancouver.
Later, both visited the Laxmi Narain Temple where a large crowd of supporters were gathered, following which PM Modi received a rousing reception.
The president of the historic Sikh society said, “Modi will be the third Indian Prime Minister to visit, after the visit of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1949 and Indira Gandhi's 42 years ago.”
Earlier on Thursday night, PM Modi tweeted, “Leaving for Vancouver, which is the final leg of my Canada visit. Will offer prayers at Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan & Laxmi Narain Temple there.”
Leaving for Vancouver, which is the final leg of my Canada visit. Will offer prayers at Gurudwara Khalsa Diwan & Laxmi Narain Temple there.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 16, 2015