In order to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji 551st birthday, the foreign office of Pakistan has invited the Indian Sikhs for celebrations. As per the invitations sent to the Sikh Sangats, the Pakistani government has offered a 5-day visa after a mandatory Covid test.
“All pilgrims coming to partake in the festivities of Baba Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary will require to observe and abide by all Covid-19 SOPs throughout their stay, even after showing the mandatory negative Covid-19 test,” an official of the Abandoned Waqf Property Board said.
The invitations came from the countries Waqf board and Pakistani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. They have sent invitations to the Shiromani Committee of India and other Sikh societies of the country, inviting them to celebrate the 551st birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
A three-day celebration known as Guru Nanak Gurpurab will begin on November 27 at the Nankana Sahib, with celebrations continuing throughout the month.
“The stay of Indian Sikhs in Pakistan had to be revised in consideration of closed borders and rising coronavirus tally in India,” said Sardar Satwant Singh, head of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee.
As per the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, 3,000 Indian Sikh pilgrims will be allowed entry into Pakistan, specifically for the Gurdwara celebrations. However this time the pilgrims will be restricted to Nankana Sahib only, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.