500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

500 Sikh pilgrims visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

Published
Hot News
2 min read
Amritsar: Sikh devotees board a bus as they leave for Pakistan to participate in 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on July 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Sikh devotees all set to leave for Pakistan to participate in 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on July 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Sikh devotees all set to leave for Pakistan to participate in 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on July 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan to participate in 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on July 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
Amritsar: Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan to participate in 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, from Amritsar on July 30, 2019. (Photo: IANS)
A team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims was given the visa by Pakistan to visit the Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, to be held in November. On Tuesday, the team entered Punjab province of Pakistan. These pilgrims would begin celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Guru Nanak
A team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims was given the visa by Pakistan to visit the Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, to be held in November. On Tuesday, the team entered Punjab province of Pakistan. These pilgrims would begin celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Guru Nanak
A team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims was given the visa by Pakistan to visit the Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, to be held in November. On Tuesday, the team entered Punjab province of Pakistan. These pilgrims would begin celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Guru Nanak
A team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims was given the visa by Pakistan to visit the Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, to be held in November. On Tuesday, the team entered Punjab province of Pakistan. These pilgrims would begin celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Guru Nanak
New Delhi/Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) A team of over 500 Sikh pilgrims was given the visa by Pakistan to visit the Nankana Sahib as part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, to be held in November.
On Tuesday, the team entered Punjab province of Pakistan. These pilgrims would begin celebrations at Nankana Sahib, Guru Nanak's birth place, on August 1, the Pakistan High Commission said in statement in New Delhi.
The cross-border Kartarpur corridor will be inaugurated in November, during which thousands of pilgrims from India are expected to cross into Pakistan to visit the Kartarpur gurdwara, where Guru Nanak spent his final days.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued visas on July 26.
"These visas have been granted over and above the issuance of thousands of visas every year under the framework of the Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974," the statement said.
"Pakistan feels honoured that celebrations of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak are being started from Nankana Sahib," it said and added, the Pakistan government was taking several initiatives to make the celebrations memorable and historic.
Islamabad also believed in promoting visits to religious shrines and people-to-people contacts, the statement said.
--IANS
rn/pg/pcj

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!