Over 2000 Sikh Yatrees from India arrive in Lahore to participate in annual Besakhi festival
About 2,206 Sikh pilgrims arrived in Lahore from India today to participate in the annual celebrations of Besakhi festival to be held on Sunday at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassan Abdal.
Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Tahir Ehsan, Secretary Board Tariq Wazir, Pardhan Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Sardar Tara Singh, local Sikh leaders and board officials received them warmly.
According to spokesman of Evacuee Trust Property Board the main ceremony of Besakhi festival called Bhog Akhand Paath Sahib will be held at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Hassan Abdal on April 14.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri and Chairman ETPB Tahir Ehsan will be chief guests on this occasion.