SGPC jatha of 190 pilgrims leaves for Pakistan

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 09:34 IST

A 190-member pilgrims 'jatha' of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Sunday left for Pakistan by a special train from Attari.

The 'jatha' besides visiting the Sikh historic shrines of Nanakana Sahib and Panja Sahib, will also participate in the function to be organised at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore for commemorating the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The train will take the pilgrims straight to Nanakana Sahib, from where they will move to Panja Sahib and then on June 29 will return to Lahore for taking part in the commemoration function at Dera Sahib.

The 'jatha' is being led by Rampal Singh Bhariwal, executive committee member of the SGPC. The pilgrims will be back on June 30.

Meanwhile, SGPC secretary Roop Singh said the Pakistan High Commission denied visas for the pilgrimage to 82 persons. He said the SGPC had sent a list of 272 pilgrims to the Commission did not give visas to 82 citing one reason or the other.

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