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2,400 Indian Sikh Pilgrims arrived at the Wagah Border

2,400 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived at the Wagah border
THE PAKISTAN TIMES
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Marking the beginning of Khalsa Janam-din and Vasakhi Mela 2024, an impressive gathering of 2,400 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived at the Wagah border. The visitors were hospitably received and greeted by prominent officials, including the PSGPC Pardhan Sardar. Ramesh Singh Arora along with Additional Secretary Shrines Rana Shahid Saleem and respected Sikh leaders like Sardar Mampal Singh, Sardar Tara Singh and Satwant Kaur.

Group Leader Kulvant Singh and Party Deputy Chairman Amarjit Singh thanked the Government of Pakistan and the Evacuation Foundation and expressed their happiness to be in Pakistan. They emphasized the importance of visiting Sikh heritage sites in the country and highlighted the strong desire of the Sikh community to undertake this pilgrimage.

Temple Secretary Rana Shahid Saleem assured that all necessary arrangements for security, medical facilities and other facilities have been well prepared under the leadership of Chairman Arshad Farid Khan. Gurudwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal is adorned with beautiful colors and decorations reflecting the festive mood. Such preparations were completed at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and the great Gurdwaras.

Highlights of Vasakhi Mela scheduled to be held on April 14 at Gurudwara Panja Sahib Hasan Abdal, where pilgrims gather to celebrate and participate in religious ceremonies. The ten-day pilgrimage ends on April 22, after which Sikh devotees return to India.

 

Sub Editor: Nosheen