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SGPC extends time to collect passports from pilgrims willing to visit Sikh shrines in Pak on Khalsa Sajna Diwas

Amritsar, January 2, 2023 (Yes Punjab News)
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has increased the date for the Sikh pilgrims interested to visit Gurdhams (Sikh shrines) in Pakistan on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi). The pilgrims can now deposit their passports at the Yatra Department, SGPC at Amritsar up to January 11, 2023. Earlier, the last date for depositing passports was December 31, 2022.

Notably, every year, to celebrate Khalsa Sajna Diwas at Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib in Pakistan, a jatha (group) of Sikh pilgrims is sent by SGPC in April month.

SGPC secretary Partap Singh said that the pilgrims interested to visit Sikh shrines in Pakistan on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi) can now deposit their passports up to January 11, 2023 at the Yatra Department of SGPC at Amritsar.

He said that along with their passports, the Sikh pilgrims will have to submit recommendation of their area SGPC member besides copy of identity proof i.e. Aadhar card, voter card or ration card along with passport size photos. He appealed to the Sikh Sangat to deposit their passports and required documents in time, so that maximum number of visas could be obtained.

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