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Sikh Jatha leaves for Pakistan amid shouts from Shiromani Committee on Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death anniversary

AMRIK SINGH | June 22, 2022 10:56 AM

AMRITSAR: A group of Sikh devotees from the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) left for Pakistan to attend the commemoration of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death anniversary.


The jatha to Pakistan was led by a member of the Shiromani Committee. Gurmeet Singh Booh, while he was accompanied by Deputy Leader Mithu Singh .Before leaving for Pakistan from the SGPC headquarters, the leaders of the Jatha were briefed by the SGPC Secretary. Partap Singh, Deputy Secretary Media. Kulwinder Singh Ramdas and other officials, as per tradition, conferred the Guru's Blessings. Giving information, Secretary Partap Singh said that SGPC had sent passports of 277 pilgrims for visa out of which 266 pilgrims have received visas.

Meanwhile, Jatha leader Gurmeet Singh Booh said that due to Guru's blessings he was fortunate enough to lead the Jatha. He said that before attending the commemoration ceremonies of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Sri Dehra Sahib Lahore, Gurdwara Sri Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Sahib Mandi Chuharkana Sheikhupura, Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib etc.


After visiting the shrines, the Jatha will reach Gurdwara Dehra Sahib, Lahore, where on the occasion of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's death anniversary will be held on June 29.
He said that the return of the Jatha would be on June 30. Jathedar Booh also demanded maximum visas for pilgrims going to Pakistan.
While dispatching the Jatha from the SGPC office, Secretary Deputy Secretary Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, Gurmeet Singh Butter, Malkit Singh Superintendent, Incharge Yatra Balwinder Singh Khairabad, Gurnam Singh, S. Gurinder Singh Tharu, S. Karaj Singh, S. Gulzar Singh, S. Major Singh and others were present.

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