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Sikh pilgrims arrive at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib to celebrate Baisakhi

At least 1,265 pilgrims from India and other countries to participate in festival
Pakistan’s Punjab province is home to some of the most important pilgrimage sites for Sikhs. Reuters
Pakistan’s Punjab province is home to some of the most important pilgrimage sites for Sikhs. Reuters

At least 1,265 Sikh pilgrims from across the world arrived at Gurdwara Janamasthan Nankana Sahib on Monday to celebrate the annual Baisakhi festival, also known as Vaisakhi.

Special buses carried the first group of 1,265 pilgrims to Nankana Sahib in Punjab where they will participate in the Baisakhi Mela.

During their three-day visit, pilgrims will perform religious rituals and visit Gurdwara Janamasthan Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hassan Abdal under the leadership of Sardar Amarjeet Singh.

Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and District officers welcomed the pilgrims with rose garlands and gifts.

Sikh pilgrims expressed their excitement on arrival at Nankana Sahib on the eve of the birthday of their spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak.

They appreciated transport facilities and foolproof security arrangements.

On April 12, the pilgrims will travel to Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hassan Abdaal.

Every year, a large number of Sikh devotees from India and other parts of the world visit Pakistan to celebrate religious events since most of Sikh shrines lie in Pakistan.

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