A small group of local Wellingtonians (non-Sikhs) were received by Wellington Gurudwara Sahib earlier last week to learn more about the Sikhism.

The group was led by the Project Manager of the Spirit of Rangitahi Charitable Trust in Wellington Joan Buchannan touring different places of worship in the city as a part of “Learn about other faiths’ programme.

The group consisted of staffs who deal with migrant communities of different faiths at their workplaces, such as Mary Potter Hospice, English Language Partners Porirua, and an international student’s support group.

The visitors asked questions about the teachings and values of the Sikh religion from the volunteers and members of the gurudwara present there.

“The visitors also listened to a short version of a ‘Shabad’ (Sikh hymns) on the harmonium sang by Veer Dalbir Singh and showed quite an interest to know more about our [Sikh] religion,” a gurudwara member posted on social media.

As an appreciation towards the gurudwara’s for its hospitality for the visitors, the Project Manager Joan Buchannan offered $30 shopping voucher to the temple.

The group then visited three other places of worship during the day.