Sikh pilgrims to visit Pak on Oct 28, to participate in centenary event


New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) A gathering of 240 Sikh pioneers will visit Pakistan on October 28 to partake in the ‘Saka Panja Sahib’ century occasion.

The occasion will be coordinated at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib situated in Hasan Abdal, exactly 45 km away from Rawalpindi.

Harmeet Singh Kalka, Leader of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara The executives Board (DSGMC), on Tuesday said that the travelers will arrive at Pakistan from the Attari-Wagah line designated spot on October 28 and will get back to Amritsar on November 2.

They will likewise visit other noteworthy Sikh hallowed places in Pakistan, including Gurdwara Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, as well as Lahore.

Of the 240 pioneers, 40 are being sent by the DSGMC, Kalka added.

Saka Panja Sahib, the chivalrous occasion which occurred at Hasan Abdal rail route station, near the sacrosanct sanctuary of Pahja Sahib October 30, 1922, when Sikh masses needed to give Langar (people group feasts) to Sikh detainees.

However, they were captured for tranquil fights in Amritsar and were being sent by unique trains to far off prisons. Around 200 Sikhs halted a train strongly conveying Sikh detainees to offer them food as specialists would not end the train at the station.

Some of them achieved suffering in the occurrence as they lay on the track to stop the train. They were hailed as saints and, until the segment of 1947, a three-day strict fair used to be held in their memory at Pahja Sahib from October 30 to November 1 consistently.

Kalka said that all pioneers ought to be inoculated with two portions against Coronavirus and should go through a test 72 hours prior to leaving for Pakistan.

A negative RTPCR report is required and a further Rodent test will be led on landing in the joint checkpost in Attari-Wagah line.

Convenience for the meeting aficionados will be organized by the Pakistan government and staff of the Evacuee Trust Properties Board (ETPB) will give room numbers in all gurdwaras.

The DSGMC will hold a unique Coronavirus testing camp for the travelers at its office in Rakab Ganj Sahib, the dates of which will be revealed in practically no time, Kalka added.