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80 Sikh pilgrims arrive at Gurdwara Punja Sahib

Written by The Frontier Post

Rashid Ali

ATTOCK: Over 80 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassan Abdal to perform their rituals in connection with the 412th death anniversary of Guru Arjun Dev Ji, the fifth of the eleven Sikh gurus.

Earlier, 84 pilgrims arrived at Hassan Abdal by special train. The pilgrims were received by Deputy Commissioner Akram ul Haq and Assistant Commissioner Jannat Hussain. They were escorted to Sikh temple in strict security.

Hundreds of Sikh and Hindu devotees from across the country especially FATA and interior Sindh are also participating in the rituals.

Talking to newsmen, Shrines Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) deputy secretary Imran Gondal said that the government made elaborated arrangements to ensure provision of maximum facilities to the Sikh pilgrims so that they could perform their religious rituals in an amicable manner.

He said that according to the schedule, the yatrees will go to Sucha Sauda, Farooqabad on June 12.

They will go to Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore on June 13.

The central celebrations will be held at Gurdwara Dera Sahib on June 16 in which Sikh yatrees will perform their religious rituals. The Indian yatrees will go back to their homeland on June 17.

 

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