4,000 pilgrims from Sindh flock to Nankana Sahib

Nankana-SahibNovember 25, 2015

KARACHI: A large number of Hindu, Sikh community of Sindh province have reached Nankana Sahib (Gurdwara Janam Asthan) Lahore to attend 547th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak-Dev today (Wednesday), Daily Times has learnt.

Over 4,000 pilgrims including 2,000 Hindus, Sikhs and Bagri community of lower parts of province belonging to Shikarpur, Jaocobabad, Larkana via Rohri and Ghotki among men, women and children of lower districts celebrating three days event in Lahore.

Guro Nanak Parcharak Committee have facilitated all the districts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Jamshoro, Dadu, Jacobabad, Kashmore Kandh kot, Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur and other areas to attend birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

According to the minority community prayers, minority leaders said, “They were trying to put our strenuous efforts collectively to make a peaceful society by spreading the message of Baba Guru Nanak to create brotherhood and interfaith harmony.

Guru Nanak Parcharak Committee chairman told the scribe that this ceremony is a message of peace and interfaith harmony in Pakistan and to facilitate the community to offer their rituals peacefully and spiritually at Nankana Sahib from their door steps adding that constitution of Pakistan has also given a right to non-Muslims to profess and practice their religious rituals peacefully.

They said that ‘Yatra’ will propagate the message of peace everywhere in the world, especially country to country. The Hindu Panchayat and other communities have extended their full support for the national peace and interfaith harmony.

They also lauded the efforts of Guru Nanak Parcharak Committee in Pakistan for their efforts They believed that it will evolve the brotherhood and peace. The community apprised that total four trains including two special Yatra trains from Larkana – one from Hyderbad and one train from Khairpur districts – have reached Nanakana Sahib for prayers and will return tomorrow.

The pilgrims also thanked Pakistan Railway authorities and its Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique for providing special trains and foolproof security.

Source: Daily Times