Over 1,100 Sikh pilgrims issued visas to attend Vaisakhi festival


The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to over 1,100 Sikh pilgrims in connection with the 10-day Vaisakhi festival starting from Monday (today).

Also known as Baisakhi, Vaisakhi is a spring harvest festival for Sikhs and Hindus. It marks the Sikh new year and commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

The Evacuee Trust Pro­perty Board (ETPB) which looks after places of worship of the minority communities, expects the arrival of around 1,000 Sikh pilgrims this year due to the ongoing third wave of Covid-19.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1617738/over-1100-sikh-pilgrims-issued-visas-to-attend-vaisakhi-festival

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