– India promises clearance for Sikh jathas visiting Nankana Sahib for November Gurpurab

Sikh24 Editors

Ferozepur-Panjab-India, 8 August 2017. Ending uncertainty surrounding access for pilgrimage to Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the President of the International Bhai Mardana Kirtan Darbar Society, Sardar Harpal Singh Bhullar has clarified that Sikh Jathas will visit the historical Sikh shrine in November, 2017 to celebrate 548th birth anniversary of the Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

He confirmed that the society has established contact with the Foreign Ministry in this concern and the Additional Secretary of Foreign Ministry has ensured them of granting clearance.

He said that the interested Sikh devotees can submit their passports at society’s office in Ferozepur before August 18. He further informed that the Sikh devotees will also be made to have glimpse of Gurdwara Sacha Sauda, Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Dehra Sahib Lahore, Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib (Narowal), Gurdwara Rauri Sahib, Gurdwara Chakki Sahib, Bhai Lalo Di Khuhi at Aimnabad during the journey.

Sardar Harpal Singh Bhullar further informed that the Society has also appealed the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) to raise the quota of visas from 3000 to 4000 on birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, 1000 to 1500 from martyrdom anniversary of Guru Srjan Dev Ji and 500 to 750 on death anniversary of Mahraja Ranjit Singh.


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