Besakhi festival tomorrow

Wah Cantt—Three-day Sikh religious and traditional festival Besakhi to be celebrated from April 12 at Gurdwara Punja Sahib Hassanabdal.
Talking to APP, at Gurdwara Punja Sahib, administrator, Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Tanveer Hussain said that thousands of Sikhs including 3,000 from India, 500 from Gulf and European countries and around five thousand from rural Sind and FATA would participate in the Sikh religious festival. He said that three-day event of Besakhi festival was celebrated throughout the world, but its celebrations in Pakistan had had special importance for being the birthplace of founder of the Sikh religion, Baba Guru Nanak, at Nankana Sahib near Lahore and settlement of their last human Guru, Govind Singh Maharaj, at Hassanabdal. This event is observed every year on first day of Besakh, the 5th month of the Bikrami calendar falls on April 12 with the recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib.—APP

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