3,000 Sikh Yatrees to visit Pakistan

F.P. Report

LAHORE: As many as 3,000 Sikh yatrees  will arrive Pakistan from all-over the world on April 12,  to attend Besakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib  Hassanabdal.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) spokesman,  Aamir Hashmi told APP that all arrangements including  accommodation, journey, medical facilities, currency  exchange and other had been completed.

The local sikh community, EPTB and other officials  would warmly welcome the Sikh yatrees on their arrival  at Wahga Railway Station, he said.

He said that soon after their arrival, the yatrees  would leave for Punja Sahib, Hasanabadal, where they  would stay for three days.

The central ceremony of the Besakhi festival would  be held at Gurdwara Punja Sahib on April 14, where  Sikh yatrees would perform their rituals, he added.

They would also visit Janam Asthan, Nankana Sahab,  and Sucha Sauda, Farooqabad the next day, before visiting  Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore on the 18th, and Kartarpur  Narowal on the 19th, the spokesman further added.