Friday Nov 30, 2018
LAHORE: Sikh pilgrims, who had come to Pakistan from India for the 549th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, started returning to their country on Friday.
More than 3,000 Sikh Yatrees had arrived in Lahore via special trains on November 21 to celebrate the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak Dev Jee.
The main ceremony was held on November 23rd at Nankana Sahib which was followed by a visit to Hasanabdal on the 24th. The pilgrims then travelled to Lahore on 26th and then to Rohri on the 28th.
Every year, devotees from all over the world gather at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal to celebrate Baba Guru Nanak's birth anniversary. The celebrations last for more than a week, during which sacred rituals are performed at the Gurdwara and sweets and langar are offered, irrespective of religious orientation.
On November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation of the Kartarpur corridor, which connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Pakistan’s Narowal with Dera Baba Nanak in India's Gurdaspur District to facilitate Sikh pilgrims.