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Jagir Kaur to lead Special Jatha to Kartarpur Sahib on Nov 19, SGPC thanks Centre for reopening Corridor

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Amritsar, November 16, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Expressing happiness over the reopening of the corridor for Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan from the Government of India side, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Bibi Jagir Kaur announced that the SGPC would celebrate the Parkash Gurpurb (birth anniversary) of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Sri Kartarpur Sahib on November 19.

Bibi Jagir Kaur will herself lead a special jatha (group) to Sri Kartarpur Sahib on the day of Gurpurb.

Speaking to the media after the announcement of the reopening of the corridor by the Government of India, Bibi Jagir Kaur thanked the Guru Sahib and the Prime Minister (PM) Shri Narendra Modi, Home Minister (HM) Amit Shah, and External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar.

Bibi Jagir Kaur said that letters were written and resolutions were sent time and again by the SGPC to the PM, HM, and EAM seeking reopening of the corridor.

“Guru Nanak’s Parkash Gurpurb would be celebrated by the SGPC at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan on November 19. On the day of Prakash Gurpurb, I would personally take a large jatha to Sri Kartarpur Sahib, Pakistan. The entire cost of this special SGPC jatha going on the day of Gurpurb will be borne by the SGPC. The Sangat should complete their process of going to Sri Kartarpur Sahib on November 19 in the SGPC jatha and inform the SGPC in this regard”, said Bibi Jagir Kaur.

Meanwhile, Bibi Jagir Kaur also informed that the SGPC would commence Sri Akhand Path Sahib at Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib on November 17, and the bhog (culmination) would be organised on November 19.

She said that after the reopening of the corridor, talks have been held with Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) President S. Amir Singh and former president S. Bishan Singh, who have expressed happiness and their commitment to making complete arrangements for the jatha on November 19.

SGPC President said that the SGPC would also take the provisions of langar for the Gurmat Samagam (religious congregation) to be held there on the occasion of Prakash Gurpurb and at the same time raagi jathas and pracharaks (preachers) would also join the jatha.

About the strength of the jatha, Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the SGPC members have been informed about this development and the number of members of the jatha would be as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India.

On this occasion SGPC members Bhai Ram Singh and S. Jarnail Singh Dogranwala, manager of Sri Darbar Sahib S. Gurinder Singh Mathrewal, OSD to SGPC President Dr Sukhbir Singh, superintendent Malkit Singh Beharwal and others were present.

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