Amritsar, Punjab: To facilitate a shed for the devotees visiting the Golden Temple in harsh summers, a weather shield will be put up near Gurdwara Lachi Ber in the Golden Temple Complex.
A weather shield has already been installed on the causeway leading to the sanctum sanctorum. The work for the installation of the new weather shield began today in the presence of Giani Jagtar Singh from Ludhiana, Baba Ram Singh Singhra from Karnal, and Baba Mahal Singh.
Thousands of devotees visit the holy shrine everyday and they had to wait for hours in the sun during summers before they could pay obeisance. Keeping in view the inconvenience faced by the devotees on this count, this weather shield is being installed. Earlier, when the weather shield was put up on the causeway, the move was opposed by heritage lovers, who had contended that it will alter the heritage character of the Golden Temple. The old weather shield, too, was installed by Baba Ram Singh Singhra.
Source: The Tribune