A Sikh delegation of 178 members arrives in Pakistan from the United Kingdom
ISLAMABAD: A delegation of 178 members has reached Pakistan from the United Kingdom to participate in the next 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru nanak Dev - the founder of Sikhism , scheduled to be held at the Kartarpur Sahib in the province of Punjab.
Shortly after landing on Sunday, the 178-member group set out for Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Sucha Sauda, he said Monday.
The Pakistan Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has announced that Baba Guru nanak 's birth anniversary celebrations would continue throughout the month of November.
Sikh Pilgrims from India, as well as from Europe and North America will attend various events to be held in this regard.
The main event, says Amer Hashmi, spokesman for the Board of Evacuated Trustees of Punjab, will take place at the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on November 12.
Meanwhile, the first batch of some 1,100 Sikh pilgrims, along with a gold Palki arrived here on October 31 through the Wagah Border.
The Palki will be installed at the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara on Tuesday.
The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara, originally known as Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, is a highly revered Sikh shrine where Guru nanak Dev spent 18 years of his life and is his final resting place.
Meanwhile the Kartarpur Corridor, which will facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims to travel to Pakistan to visit the shrine, will be inaugurated on Saturday.