3,000 Sikh yatrees to attend Baisakhi

LAHORE: Over 3,000 Sikh yatrees will arrive here from India through special trains to celebrate Baisakhi from April 11 to 20.Officers of Evacuee Trust Property Board and members of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will receive the yatrees on Wagha border on Monday.The yatrees will also visit Gurdwara Punja Sahib, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Sach Sauda Farooqabad, Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Narowal, official sources told APP.The date of Baisakhi coincides with the ‘collective birthday’ of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobund Singh and the foundation of Khalsa (the Sikh brotherhood) in 1699. The Sikh community all over the world celebrates the day with enthusiasm.The government Pakistan has made foolproof security arrangements for the yatrees. CCTV cameras and walk-through gates have been installed at the Wagha Railway station besides metal detectors for checking the visitors. – APP