Centenary of Saka Nankana Sahib: SGPC initiates process to send special jatha to Pakistan

Nankana Sahib was the site of the first big agitation by SGPC to take back control of gurdwaras from mahants backed by t...

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has initiated the visa process for pilgrims who want to go to Pakistan to attend the first centenary event of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre, at the birth place of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. The centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre, which is popularly known as Saka Nankana Sahib, is being marked in an event there on February 21, 2021, and the SGPC is sending a jatha (group) of Sikh pilgrims to Pakistan for attending the same.

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Nankana Sahib was the site of the first big agitation by SGPC to take back control of gurdwaras from mahants backed by the British...

...SGPC has asked the pilgrims to submit their passports to be part of jatha to Pakistan by January 15, 2021.

Maximum 5,000 pilgrims can go in this special jatha for which permission has been granted by government of Pakistan.

The Sikh body has asked the pilgrims to submit their passports in person at the SGPC office in Amritsar.

SGPC chief secretary, advocate Harjinder Singh, said, “A jatha would be sent by the SGPC on the occasion of the centenary of Sri Nankana Sahib massacre. It will include prominent personalities and sangats. The pilgrims who want to visit Sri Nankana Sahib on this day can submit their passports by January 15, 2021.”...

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