Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu (fourth left) wears a rumal or head covering as he joined members of Hong Kong's Sikh community in celebrating the grand reopening of the Khalsa Diwan temple, the city's only Sikh temple, in Wan Chai on Nov 8, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG – Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu joined members of Hong Kong’s Sikh community on Tuesday in celebrating the grand reopening of the city’s sole Sikh temple after its renovation.

Lee, who wore a rumal or head covering during his visit, said the renovated Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple along Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai will be better equipped to provide a diverse range of services for Sikhs and non-Sikhs in Hong Kong, from religious services and educational programs, to sports events and cultural activities.

“Speaking today at this momentous occasion for our Sikh community, I would like to reaffirm to you all the government’s commitment to building a caring and inclusive Hong Kong for all,” Lee said.

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“Hong Kong is the home of all its people, regardless of race, religious belief, family background and occupation. Harmony is what brings success to our home,” he added.

The temple provides 5,000 free meals to visitors every week and also helps new migrants in the city, local media reported. 

China Daily's Andy Chong took these photos.