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Sikh jatha leaves for Pakistan

A 1,137-strong Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) jatha of Sikh pilgrims today left for Pakistan in a special train from Attari to take part in the Baisakhi celebrations in gurdwaras across the border.

punjab Updated: Apr 10, 2012 20:15 IST

A 1,137-strong Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) jatha of Sikh pilgrims left for Pakistan on Tuesday in a special train from Attari to take part in the Baisakhi celebrations in gurdwaras across the border.


The jatha will reach the historical shrine of Panja Sahib on Wednesday. After taking part in the Basakhi celebrations at this shrine on Friday, it will reach Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib the following day.

Thereafter, the pilgrims will proceed to Lahore, where they will pay obeisance at Sikh shrines on April 17. The pilgrims will also pay obeisance at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib before returning home on April 19.

The jatha is being led by SGPC member Amrik Singh Vishova.