To mark Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th birth anniversary, the government of Pakistan amid heightened tension has allowed the Sikh pilgrims to take out ‘Nagar Kirtan’ from Delhi to Lahore’s Gurdwara Nankana Sahib.
Paramjit Singh Sarna, Delhi SAD (Shiromani Akali Dal) chief and former Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee president, revealed that earlier the permission was granted but the official letter from the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) was received recently with the signature of its president Tara Singh.
Nagar Kirtan is scheduled in October and will depart from Delhi with Guru Granth Sahib enshrined in a golden palanquin along with 1,500 devotees.
A ‘Nagar Kirtan’ procession will start on October 28 from Gurdwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi and reach Ludhiana.
The procession will leave for Sultanpur Lodhi’s Gurdwara Ber Sahib next day.
Later, it will reach Amritsar and leave for Lahore on October 31 through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post.