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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: Sikh Jatha From India To Visit Nankana Sahib

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: On the occasion of Guru Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. a Sikh Jatha from India will visit Nankana Sahib

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: Sikh Jatha From India To Visit Nankana Sahib

Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: A Sikh jatha from India will visit Nankana Sahib on Friday

Amritsar:

A Sikh Jatha or group of pilgrims from India is set to leave for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday on the occasion of Guru Nanak's 551st birth anniversary. Guru Nanak Jayanti is on November 30. The auspicious day also coincides with Kartik Purnima and Dev Diwali. 

"We'll pray to Guru Maharaj to end this COVID-19 pandemic so that we can also visit Kartarpur Sahib freely," Laxman Singh, a member of the jatha told news agency ANI.

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Guru Nanak Jayanti 2020: Image of devotees at Nankana Sahib in Pakistan (File Photo)

Earlier, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on November 19 had made an announcement regarding the Sikh jatha's visit to Nankana Sahib from November 27 to December 1.

"A Sikh jatha from India will visit Nankana Sahib from November 27 to December 1 on the occasion of 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji," MEA Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava had said.

Amid the threat posed by the virus, Pakistan has asked pilgrims to adhere to the coronavirus guidelines of their country. A COVID-19 negative report has been made mandatory for every visitor to go to Nankhana Sahib.