The Chetna March taken out by six Sikh bikers from the Sikh Motorcycle Club of Canada would be entering India today through Attari border.
March is dedicated to the Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary and motorcyclist will participate in a Nagar Kirtan that would leave on May 12 from Khadoor Sahib for Sultanpur Lodhi.
After traversing through 22 countries, the Sikh bikers, who would be arriving Attari on May 11, had begun the Chetna march on 3rd April after performing ardas at Gurdwara, said Narinder Singh, the president of Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Surry, Canada.
“The bikers in the mid-forties flew from Canada to UK and from there they have been travelling on the bikes….the aim was to spread the message of Guru Nanak Dev,” Narinder added.
Narinder told that the chetna march is a humanitarian mission to give a helping hand and raise funds for Khalsa Aid, a Sikh NGO which help the people in need over the world.
The Canadian Sikh Motorcyclists on Friday honoured by former president of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Bishan Singh, evacuee trust property board (ETPB) chairman Amir Ahmad, and others at Lahore.
Talking to reporters, Amir said, “It is a matter of great privilege and honour for us to host a group of young adventurous Canadian motorcyclists who travelled a long and difficult route to reach the holy land to pay their respects to the religious leaders.”
Further adding, Amir said that ETPB (Evacuee Trust Property Board) was providing full assistance to the visiting yatrees.
Bishan Singh said that this is the best attempt to create awareness amongst the people of world about Sikhs.
Through Taftan border connecting Iran and Pakistan, the Sikh bikers had entered Pakistan on May 5. The bikers while traveling from one checkpoint to another were escorted by commando force.
The Canadian Sikh bikers reached Dalbandin but for security reasons, they were advised not to stay in local Gurdwara.