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Sultanpur Lodhi to host 10L pilgrims

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Jalandhar/Amritsar, Nov 29

Amid Covid outbreak, Sultanpur Lodhi is all decked up to celebrate the 551st Gurpurb of Guru Nanak Dev, which falls on Monday.

The city is expected to see

10 lakh pilgrims, of which 3 lakh have already arrived. On Monday, CM Capt Amarinder Singh will also inaugurate six developmental projects.

With the launch of unique identification numbers for all houses, Sultanpur Lodhi was also declared a Smart City.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee initiated 'akhand path' at Janam Asthan, Sri Nankana Sahib, in the wee hours of Sunday. The bhog will be held on Monday midnight.

In all, 602 pilgrims have reached the Pakistan shrine, even though 960 visas were granted. Around 30 per cent devotees dropped the plan to attend the celebrations, apparently, due to Covid threat.

Talking to The Tribune, PSGPC chief Satwant Singh said a specially crafted 'palki' (palanquin),weighing approximately 50 kg, had been received from Mumbai-based Sikh devotees.

Singh said due to Covid threat, the movement of devotees had been restricted to Nankana Sahib only. They will return on Tuesday. — TNS



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