Around 3,000 Sikh yatrees to arrive on Nov 2 in Lahore

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LAHORE: Foolproof security arrangements are being finalised for sikh yatrees who are arriving here on November 2, to attend the 549th Janum Din of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Gi.
Chairman Muhammad Siddiqul Farooq said on Tuesday that around 3,000 sikh yatrees from India would arrive here at Wagha Railway Station through special train on November 2, for Janum Din celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib.
He said that CCTV cameras, walk-through gates, new boggies of railway for journey and other facilities would be provided to sikh yatrees.
He said tent village would be set up for yatrees and high power generators would be made available as back-up in case of loadshedding.
He said that special arrangements including accommodation and others were being ensured for sikh yatrees during their 10-day stay in Pakistan.
He said that every year around 20,000 to 30,000 sikh yatrees from Pakistan and other countries participate in the birth celebration of Baba Guru Nanak.
The main ceremony would be held at Gurdwara Janumasthan Nankana Sahib on Nov 4 and yatrees would return back to India on Nov 11. – APP


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