2,400 Sikh pilgrims arrive for Vaisakhi Mela

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Apr 14, 2024

LAHORE: As many as 2,400 Indian Sikh pilgrims reached Pakistan through Wagah Border on Saturday to participate in Khalsa Janam Day and Vaisakhi Mela 2024 celebrations.

Pradhan PSGPC Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora, Additional Secretary Shrines Rana Shahid, Sardar Mampal Singh, Sardar Tara Singh, Stawant Kaur, Transport Minister and other Sikh dignitaries welcomed the guests and presented bouquets of flowers on the behalf of the board chairman.

Talking to the media at the Wagah Border, Kulant Singh and Amarjit Singh thanked the government of Pakistan and the Evacuee Trust Property Board and said that they are very happy to come to Pakistan. Millions of Sikhs are eager for the pilgrimage, they said. Rana Shahid said that according to the orders of Chairman Board Arshad Farid Khan, all arrangements for security, accommodation, transport, medical and other facilities are complete. Panja Sahib has been decorated with new colours, decorations and electric lights. An ETPB spokesman said while all arrangements are complete in Guru Dwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib by the technical team and other Gurdawaras. The officers and security staff of Evacuee Trust Property Board are busy serving the pilgrims day and night. Better arrangements have also been made for journalists for media coverage.

The main event of Vaisakhi Mela will be held on Sunday (today) at Gurudwara Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal. The Sikh pilgrims will return to India after completing their 10-day pilgrimage on April 22, the spokesman said.