Sikh Yatrees to arrive in Pakistan

Around 1000 Sikh Yatrees from India will arrive in Pakistan to attend the celebrations of Jore Mela on Tuesday.


Ppi June 07, 2010

LAHORE: Around 1000 Sikh Yatrees (pilgrims) from India will arrive in Pakistan to attend the celebrations of Jore Mela, the martyrdom day of Guru Arjun Dev jee on Tuesday at 10am.

Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Syed Asif Hashmi will receive the Indian guests at Wagah border.

Deputy Secretary ETPB Syed Faraz Abbas said on Monday that the Sikh Yatrees would stay in Pakistan for 10 days, including three days each at Hasan Abdal, Nankana Sahib and Lahore.

On the direction of the chairman ETPB, Pakistan Railways was running a special train for the first time for the Jore Mela participants, while rangers and police would be deputed for security purpose.

ETPB would also serve meals among all the Yatrees and a make shift dispensary would also be set up at Wagah station, Faraz added.

According to the tentative visit schedule issued by ETPB, the Sikh Yatrees will arrive at Wagah Railway Station on June 8 by a special train and would leave for Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal.

From June 9 to June 10 the Yatrees will stay at Gurdwara Panja Sahib, June 11 to June 13 they will stay at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib, on June 12 they will visit Gurdwara Sacha Sauda in Farooqabad and then they would stay at Gurdwara Dera Sahib in Lahore from June 14 to June 17 where they will participate in the martyrdom day celebrations of Guru Arjun Dev Jee.

The Sikh community would perform Arambah Paath Sahib on June 14, Madah Ki Ardas on June 15 and Bhog Akhand Paath ceremony would be held at June 16.

All Indian Yatrees would leave for India on June 17 after concluding their religious celebrations.

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