Chandigarh, Oct 15, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
On the 550th birth anniversary celebration of the first Guru of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, a ‘Anandpuri Jatha’ starting from Sri Anandpur Sahib of 550 pilgrims shall visit Sri Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara on 30th November.
This was informed here by Sodhi Vikram Singh, Managing Trustee of Anandpur Sahib Heritage Foundation, at a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club.
Sodhi Vikram Singh who is a direct descendant of Baba Suraj Mal, elder son of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, that the pilgrims will be taken in 13 luxury coaches starting from Sri Anandpur Sahib, Chandigarh and Hoshiarpur, and shall meet at Derababa Nanak from where the pilgrims shall cross the border to pay obeisance at the holy Gurudwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
We are in touch with the authorities in India and Pakistan responsible for border crossing and transportation arrangements at the border for the pilgrims to travel to and from Sri Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara, though we are awaiting final approvals from the respective governments.
The travel arrangements are being organised by Ms Sartaj Lamba, a woman entrepreneur managing a travel company, AJ Travels, who would be providing the logistics support to the pilgrims under their programme “Reconnect Roots”.
This would be a one day trip starting early morning and returning by evening, costing approximately Rs.2000-2500 per person plus US$20 which the Pakistan government would be charging as the entry fee.
The Jatha to Sri Kartarpur Sahib is being whole-heartedly supported by various national and international Sikh organizations and at the press conference those present included President Prof Sham Singh and Secretary Khushal Singh of Kendri Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Gurpreet Singh President of Global Sikh Council, Dr. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu of the Institute of Sikh Studies, and International Sikh Confederation, etc.
Sardar Gurreet Singh, President of the Global Sikh Council welcomed this great initiative and said that this is an initiative with one objective to propagate the universal teachings of Sri Guru Nanak.