CHANDIGARH, Punjab—The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has begun preparations to attend the centenary of Saka Nankana at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. Notably, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is marking this historic day on February 21.
In a circular released on January 4, the SGPC has sought passports from the Sikh devotees aspirant of attending religious events pertaining to the 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana. The aspirant devotees have been asked to submit passports at SGPC’s headquarters in Amritsar January 15.
In a press note shared with Sikh24, SGPC’s honorary chief secretary Advocate Harjinder Singh has informed that the aspirant devotees need to submit a recommendation letter from their corresponding SGPC members, proof of residence, identity proof and three passport size photographs along with their passports.
“The Xerox of Aadhar Card or Voter Card will be accepted as proof of residence and identity,” he added.
He has appealed the Sikh devotees to send correct particulars along with proofs so that maximum visas could be obtained from Pakistani High Commission.
As per an estimate, the Pakistan government is likely to issue visas to 5,000 Sikhs to mark this historic day at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sri Nankana Sahib.