The News – Sikh delegation arrives in Lahore

Lahore – Panjab – Pakistan, 29 August 2019. A 22-member Sikh delegation arrived here on Wednesday on the invitation of Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar Chaudhry to attend the International Sikh Convention being held at the Governor’s House on 31 August.

Talking to APP, Sikh delegation leader Sardar Gurucharan Singh said they had come with the message of love between both the nations in the time of tension. “We should promote love instead of hatred between Pakistani and Indian people,” he added.

He said that opening of Darbar Sahib Kartarpur corridor on the eve of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib was a praiseworthy initiative by the Pakistani government.

He said that eight Sikhs were coming by road from Canada to participate in the convention. The Sikh delegates will remain in the country till 04 September. They would visit different Sikh religious places.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/518957-sikh-delegation-arrives

The Tribune – SGPC invites Pakistan PM for event at Nankana Sahib

Tribune News Service

Amritsar – Panjab – India, 09 July 2019. The SGPC has extended an invitation to the Pakistan Prime Minister, Pakistan Punjab Governor and Chief Minister, Evacuee Board Chairperson and PSGPC president to take part in the international nagar kirtan, dedicated to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, that has been scheduled to commence from Nankana Sahib on July 25.

Besides this, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has been given a formal invitation to receive the nagar kirtan at Attari.

To discuss the preparations of this first-ever international nagar kirtan, a meeting was also conducted by SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal with officials.

Longowal said it was decided during the meeting to invite Pakistan dignitaries and the Punjab Chief Minister. “We have invited Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Usman Ahmad Khan, Governor Chawdhary Mohammad Sarvar, Evacuee Property Trust Board Chairman Dr Aamir Ahmad and PSGPC president Tara Singh formally to be part of this grand nagar kirtan.”

A group of 550 devotees will be part of a jatha that would leave for Nankana Sahib to start the nagar kirtan.

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/sgpc-invites-pak-pm-for-event-at-nankana-sahib/799654.html

Sikh24.com – SGPC warmly welcomes Canadian Sikh bikers in India

Chandigarh – Panjab – India, 12 May 2019. Six Canada based Sikh bikers, who are on pilgrimage to Sultanpur Lodhi in commemoration of the 550th birthday celebrations due this year, received a warm welcome on their entrance into India via Attari-Wagah border station on May 11.

The SGPC officials and the Khadoor Sahib based Kaar Sewa sect head Baba Sewa Singh honored them with Siropaos (robe of honor) and flower bouquets.

Later, all of them went to the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandr Sahib and paid obeisance there. After this, they were honored with ‘Siropaos’ (robe of honor), a portrait of Sri Harmandr Sahib and a set of religious books at the Information Office of Sri Harmandr Sahib.

Sharing their experiences about this pilgrimage, they said that they received warm welcome and honor across different countries of the world during this journey. “Peoples of various nationalities gave a positive response to the valuable teachings taught by Guru Nanak Sahib,” they added.

SGPC’s chief secretary Dr. Roop Singh said that these Sikh youths have made a positive effort to create awareness about the Sikh heritage, Sikh identity and the welfare tasks being carried out by the Sikhs across the world.

In commemoration of the 550th birthday celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, these Sikh bikers had started their pilgrimage from Surrey (Canada) to Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib (Sultanpur Lodhi) on April 3.

They also stopped at the Gent and Sint-Truiden Gurdwaras in Belgium
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SGPC Warmly Welcomes Canadian Sikh Bikers in India