ATTOCK - Over 2,000 Sikh devotees from India have arrived at Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal on early hours of Monday through special trains. Around 500 devotee from different countries have arrived here to offer religious rituals in connection with the 548th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak- the founder of Sikh religion. 

Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and district administration received the pilgrims and shifted them to Sikh temple Gurdwara Punja Sahib amid strict security.

On Monday the important place of worship of Sikh religion echoed with Sikh religious slogans of "Sat Sri Akal"," Wahe guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe guru Ji Ki Fateh" as pilgrims offered their religious rituals including Akhand Path, Ashnan, Matha Teak, recitation of their holy book Gurnath Sahib and especially Yatra of the Punja imbursement on a stone from where fresh water flows out. 

Talking to the media, leader of Indian Sikh contingent Sardar Gurumeet Singh said the place of Sikh gurus and love given by Pakistanis forced them to visit the country again and again. He thanked the prime minister and the government for the best arrangements.  He said that they were taking the message of love, peace and friendship with them. He said that they would never forget the warm reception given to them by Pakistanis. He said that he was satisfied with the security arrangements.