A ‘jatha’ of 894 Sikh pilgrims will leave for Pakistan on April 12 on a 10-day pilgrimage to the historical Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib, Dera Sahib and other shrines. The jatha will attend Baisakhi celebration at Panja Sahib on April 14.
In a release issued in Amritsar on Monday, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) additional secretary Daljit Singh Bedi said the ‘jatha’ will leave by special trains from Attari railway station and reach Panja Sahib (Hasan Abdal) the same day. Bedi said the ‘jatha’ will leave for Nankana Sahib on April 15 and then for Dera Sahib in Lahore on April 18. During their three-day stay at Dera Sahib, the pilgrims will be taken to pay obeisance at gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Narowal) and gurdwara Roori Sahib, Gujranwala.
The jatha will be back on April 21. The jatha will be led by SGPC member Raghbir Singh Saharan Majra. Bedi said the passports of the pilgrims have been sent to the Pakistan High Commission for issuance of visas.