SPECIAL SIKH JATHA RETURNS HOME FROM NAKANA SAHIB AFTER CELEBRATING GURU NANAK DEV'S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

written by Parkash Deep Singh | November 12, 2017

More than 2,300 Sikh pilgrims who had gone to Pakistan on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birth anniversary returned to their homeland on Sunday. These pilgrims were visiting Lahore to participate in the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, in Nankana Sahib, Punjab province. An official said that the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) President Siddiqui Farooq felicitated pilgrims from the Lahore railway station. At the same time, he said that the board had set up online charity system for donation. Sardar Gurmeet Singh, leader of the group of pilgrims, said that Sikh devotees always came to Pakistan with a message of peace, friendship and love and also said, "Pakistan is the land of Sikh Gurus, so Sikhs love this land. Every year, devotees from all over the world gather at the gurdwara Panja Sahib at Hasan Abdal on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. This is to be noted that SGPC had sent a special Sikh Jatha to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan along with other utensils and kitchen ingredients to be used for Langar preparations on Gurupurab.

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