LAHORE - To celebrate 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the first group of Sikh Yatrees arrived through Wagha Railway station on November 15, Friday. 

Yatrees were received by federal secretary religious affairs, and acting chairman, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Sikandar Isameel Khan, Additional secretary shrines Khalid Ali, Prdhan of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandahk Committee, Sardar Sham Singh, deputy secretary shrines, Fraz Abas, Azhar Nazir and Amir Hashmi.

They welcomed the Sikh pilgrims in a simple fashion owing to Ashur.

Sikh Yatree leader while talking to the media said that they were equally aggrieved with Muslim brothers on the sad martyrdom day of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). They said that they would celebrate their religious activities very simply keeping in view Ashur.

They said that the love of their gurus and love of Pakistani peoples force them to visit Pakistan repeatedly. They claimed that as per teachings of their Guru they were bound to serve humanity and spread love. Deputy Party Leader of the delegation praised arrangements made by Pakistan government on the arrival of Sikh Yatrees. He said that remarkable security arrangements were made for their safety.

From Wagha Railway station Sikh yatrees were sent to Nankana Sahib through special train where they were supposed to perform their religious rites for three days.