A 48-member Pakistani Sikh jatha, which is on 15-day tour in Punjab and Delhi, today reached the holy city and paid obeisance at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) and the jatha members were felicitated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Honouring the jatha members, the SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami said it is a matter of great pleasure that majority of Sikhs residing in Pakistan are Sabat Soorat Amritdhari (initiated with unshorn hair).
He said the centenary of Shaheedi Saka (Martyrdom Massacre) of Sri Panja Sahib is being marked by the Sikh Qaum (nation) on October 30 this year, and efforts will be made to send a large jatha of Sikh pilgrims from India to Pakistan.
On this occasion, the leader of jatha, Pritam Singh said 48 Sikh pilgrims are very happy to visit Sri Anandpur Sahib and the Sikh shrines in Delhi. They also thanked the SGPC President for the honour and invited him to visit Pakistan for paying obeisance at the Sikh shrines there.
This jatha reached Punjab via Wagah Border on April 22 under the leadership of Pritam Singh from Sri Nankana Sahib.