CHANDIGARH, Punjab—The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has sought passports from the Sikhs aspirant of celebrating next year’s Vaisakhi at Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib. Every year, the Pakistani High Commission grants visas to Sikh pilgrims for celebrating Vaisakhi at Gurdwara Sri Panja Sahib.
In a press note shared with Sikh24, SGPC’s chief secretary Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami has informed that the aspirant Sikhs can submit their passports at SGPC’s headquarters in Amritsar by December 31.
“The applicants must enclose a recommendation letter from their corresponding SGPC members, an identity proof, proof of residence and passport size photos along with the applications,” he added.
He has appealed the aspirant Sikhs to send correct details so that all applicants can get their visas stamped for celebrating next year’s Vaisakhi in Pakistan.
The festival of Vaisakhi holds immense importance in Sikhism as Guru Gobind Singh Ji had founded Khalsa on this day. The Khalsa, as a warrior, has a duty to protect the innocent from any form of religious persecution.