NEW DELHI: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the famous Sikh shrine in the national capital, was visited by 12 lakh international tourists last year, Delhi Sikh Gurud wara Management Committee (DSGMC) claimed. In the first four months of this year, 6 lakh international tourists visited the Gurudwara, DSGMC president Manjit Singh said. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is known for its association withe eighth Sikh Guru Har Krishan. “The committee has opened an information office for providing guidance to international visitors and deployed seven tourist guides who can speak different foreign languages,” Singh said, adding tourists mainly from european countries visit the shrine in groups comprising 15-20 members are organised by various travel agencies. Some of them also visit individually, he said.“The committee has published literature on Sikh religion in around 10 foreign languages, including French, German, and Spanish, to provide detailed information to international tourists,” he said. Around one lakh copies of Sikh literature was provided to the international tourists during the year 2018, he said Baba Baghel Singh Sikh heritage multimedia museum, located inside the Gurudwara, is another popular attraction for international tourists. Around 2,500 tourists, both Indian and foreigners, visit the museum daily, he said.
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