Amritsar, Jun 21 (KMS): A jatha (group) of Sikh pilgrims by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will visit Pakistan to observe death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Tthe leadership of this jatha, which departed to Pakistan on Tuesday, has been entrusted upon SGPC member Gurmeet Singh Booh, while another member, Mithu Singh Kahneke, will be its deputy leader.
Speaking in Amritsar before leaving for Pakistan, SGPC Secretary Partap Singh said that the SGPC had sent 277 applications of pilgrims for visas, of which, 266 applications were approved and received.
Amritsar, Punjab | A ‘Sikh jatha’ will leave for Pakistan, today via the Attari-Wagah border to observe Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death anniversary
The ‘jatha’ will go by road & will return on June 30.We applied for 277 visas,of which 260 were approved: Gurmeet Singh, jatha leader pic.twitter.com/M2nxekWA7q
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“Before attending the barsi (death anniversary) samagam of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, Lahore on June 29, the jatha will visit to pay obeisance at birth place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib, then at Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Sahib at Mandi Chuhar Kana, Sheikhupura, and Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal,” Gurmeet Singh said.
He said the Sikh jatha will return to India on June 30.