NEW DELHI: Baisakhi festival which is the great festival for Sikh communities will be celebrated prominently on April 14 (Saturday). The festival comes once in every year in the month of April 14 (Baisakh) which is celebrated by people across India. Particularly, Sikhs celebrate it with a huge curiosity.
At least 1,700 Sikh pilgrims from India on April 12 (Thursday) arrived in Pakistan with purpose to celebrate Baisakhi festival 2018 at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Rawalpindi district.
After arriving at Wagah railway station in Pakistan, they were welcomed by Evacuee Trust Property Board Secretary Tariq Khan and Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee president Sardar Tara Singh.
“Around 1,700 Indian Sikhs arrived in Pakistan by special trains to attend festivities and Baisakhi Mela at Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Hasan Abdal in Rawalpindi, said Amir Hashmi a spokesman of ETPB.
The Indian pilgrims will also visit their other holy places including Gurudwara Janamesthan Nankana Sahib and Dera Sahib in Lahore.They will return from Pakistan for India on April 21.
Sikh leader Sardar Gurmeet Singh said there should be peace and more people-to-people contact between the two countries. He also urged both governments for provision of hassle-free visa.
Accommodation, medical services, trained doctors, currency exchange and free food have been also arranged for these pilgrims.