Over 500 Sikh pilgrims to enter India from Pakistan

In a first-of-its-kind since India’s partition, a team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims will enter India from Pakistan via road on Thursday after paying obeisance at the historic Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, event organisers said.

Amritsar: Sikh pilgrims arrive at Attari railway station as they prepare to leave for Pakistan to participate in the birth anniversary celebrations of 1st Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev to be held at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, on Nov 21, 2018. (Photo: IANS)

Two days ago, the pilgrims entered Punjab province of Pakistan.”I invite Sangat to join at Attari Border in maximum number to welcome the Nagar Kirtan from Sri Nankana Sahib today at 1.30 p.m.,” tweeted Akali Dal MLA Manjinder S. Sirsa.Sirsa, who is the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Committee President, is leading the pilgrims from India.”Pakistan feels honoured that celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak are being started from Nankana Sahib,” the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi said in a statement.

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