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Nearly 3,000 Sikh pilgrims from India arrive in Pakistan via Wagah Border

They will participate in Baisakhi Mela
A total of 2,843 Sikh yatris made the journey to participate in the Baisakhi Mela. Screengrab Aaj News
A total of 2,843 Sikh yatris made the journey to participate in the Baisakhi Mela. Screengrab Aaj News

In a display of religious harmony and cultural exchange, a significant number of Sikh pilgrims from India have crossed the border into Pakistan via the Wagah border.

A total of 2,843 Sikh yatris made the journey to participate in the Baisakhi Mela, a traditional Sikh festival, held in Pakistan. The pilgrims arrived with great enthusiasm and are expected to stay in Pakistan for a duration of ten days.

The pilgrimage holds immense religious significance for Sikhs as it provides an opportunity for them to visit sacred sites and pay homage to their revered spiritual leaders. Among the destinations on their itinerary are Nankana Sahib, Sacha Sauda, and Hasan Abdal, which are considered highly sacred by the Sikh community.

The arrival of the Sikh pilgrims in Pakistan has been met with warm hospitality and arrangements have been made to ensure their comfortable stay. The pilgrims will be provided with accommodation, food, and other necessary facilities during their ten-day sojourn in Pakistan.

 The pilgrims received a warm welcome in Pakistan. Screengrab Aaj News
The pilgrims received a warm welcome in Pakistan. Screengrab Aaj News

The Baisakhi Mela is known for fostering a spirit of unity and friendship between the Sikh communities of India and Pakistan. It serves as a platform for cultural exchange and promotes understanding between the two nations. The pilgrims will have the opportunity to interact with local Pakistani Sikhs and engage in religious ceremonies and festivities together.

After completing their pilgrimage and experiencing the rich traditions and hospitality of Pakistan, the Sikh pilgrims are scheduled to depart for India on April 22.

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