Baisakhi celebrations: Over 6, 000 Sikh pilgrims take part in festivities

Vaisakhi celebrations

Newly Wednesday Sikh couple celebrated their first Baisakhi at the shrine.

President of Prabhandak Committee of Gurudwara Saheb, Ameerpet, S. Bhagender Singh, and general secretary S. Surender Singh said Khalsa Saajna Divas, which falls on April 14, a "Vishaal Deewan" (mass congregation), main attraction of the celebrations, would be organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singhji playgrounds at Ameerpet from 11 a.m.to 4 p.m.in which Sikh devotees and people of other faiths would converge.

According to our correspondent, stringent security measures were put in place to facilitate the visitors who came from India, USA, UK and other European countries. "We have come to Pakistan for the first time and the hospitality of people of Pakistan has been incredible", a Sikh visitor told SAMAA. "The langar was very good".

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Sharing stories they have read and heard from grandparents, Simran Sareen (14) and Asmat Kaur (16) said, "Panj Pyaare were first Sikhs and were selected from different professions, namely a shopkeeper (Khatri), water supplier (Ghumar), farmer (Jat), tailor (Chhimba) and a barber".

Federal Religious Minister Sardar Muhammad Yousuf also visited the city to inspect security arrangements and meet the organizers.

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