Punjab & Region

Sikh jatha to visit Pakistan on Nov 17 to celebrate birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

Amritsar: Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi, from Amritsar on April 12, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar, November 6

The SGPC is all set to send a ‘jatha’ to Pakistan to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak that falls on November 19.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has conducted a meeting with the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) to review the arrangements.

The ‘jatha’ will cross over to Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah Joint Checkpost on November 17. The pilgrimage has been scheduled between November 17 and 26 and the devotees would also have an opportunity to visit other Sikh shrines, including Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur.

SGPC chief secretary Harjinder Singh said as per the notification received from the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, all pilgrims should be vaccinated with both doses against Covid-19 and must undergo a Covid test 72 hours before leaving for Pakistan. “We have received a telephonic message from the Pakistan High Commission in this regard. The pilgrims who have submitted their passports should pay attention to the norms so that they do not face any problem while travelling to Pakistan,” he said.