Over 3,000 Indian Sikhs to arrive in Pakistan Via Wagah border for Baisakhi Festival at Hasan Abdal
New Delhi: Over 3,000 Indian Sikhs to arrive in Pakistan Via Wagah border for Baisakhi Festival at Hasan Abdal.
Around 3,000 Sikh devotees will travel from India’s capital to Pakistan, via the Attari border on April 11, to celebrate Baisakhi festival at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal city.
President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjinder Singh Sirsa said here on Sunday that Sikh devotees will leave from New Delhi on April 11 to return on April 21.
Authorities have also asked the devotees, those who are interested in undertaking a pilgrimage on the occasion of Baisakhi to be celebrated on April 13, to deposit their passports with the DSGMC by February 15.
The devotees will celebrate Baisakhi at Gurdwara Panja Sahib on April 13 and 14, after which they will leave for Nanakana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev, through a special train on April 15, to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sacha Sauda, and Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore, before returning to Amritsar on April 21.
Each devotee is required to pay visa processing fees of Rs200 (Dh10) with four passport size photographs and valid identity proof and Indian Passport having one-year validity, said the DSGMC.