RISHIKESH, Uttarakhand—For the upcoming summer season, 600 Pakistani Sikhs have applied visa for paying obeisance at the hilly Sikh shrine Sri Hemkunt Sahib. Notably, the gates of Sri Hemkunt Sahib are scheduled to be opened on May 25 this year.
Sharing the development with Sikh24, Manager of Sri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust S. Darshan Singh informed that pilgrims from all over the world are in touch with the management. He added that 600 Pakistani Sikhs have applied for visa at the Indian consulate in Pakistan and copies of their applications have also been sent to the board.
He further informed that 50 Pakistani Sikhs are likely to arrive on the opening ceremony of Sri Hemkunt Sahib on May 25. “Beside this, Sikh pilgrims from United States and other are also in touch with us for the pilgrimage beginning on May 25 this year,” he added.
Manager S. Amar Singh expressed hope that the flood of Sikh pilgrims this year will break out all the previous records.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at email@example.com