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Guru Nanak Dev birthday: Sikh jatha to leave for Pak on Nov 15

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Amritsar, November 06, 2013
First Published: 20:00 IST(6/11/2013) | Last Updated: 20:05 IST(6/11/2013)

A Sikh jatha will leave for Pakistan on November 15 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, falling on November 17.

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In a release issued here on Wednesday, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) secretary Dalmegh Singh said the jatha would be led by SGPC member Randhir Singh Cheema.

"The pilgrims will visit Gurdwara Sacha Sauda in Sheikupur district on November 16 and return to Nankana Sahib. On the following day, they will take part in the 'prakash utsav' celebrations."
On November 18, the jatha will visit the historical Panja Sahib.

"After a two-day stay there, the pilgrims will visit Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore. On November 22, the jatha will visit Gurdwara Rori Sahib at Eminabad and Gurdwara Kartapur Sahib, the place where the guru breathed his last. Thereafter, the pilgrims will return to Lahore," added Singh.

The pilgrims will return to India on November 24.

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