It is reported by New Delhi embassy of Pakistan has issued 1500 visas to sikhs of India for their celebration of Nagar Kirtan, which would start on October 28 in New Delhi and reach Janam Astana Shri Nankana Sahib on October 31.The visa process has now been completed. He said Pakistan government and Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee had given permission for Nagar Kirtan in 2018.
Sarna said two delegations would visit Pakistan – first on September 20 and then on October 2. These delegations would be given one week visa, while the participants of the Nagar Kirtan are being issued visa from October 31 till November 14.
He said he arrived in Pakistan a few weeks back and has invited Punjab governor, Punjab chief minister, federal minister for religious affairs, other ministers and committees of Sain Mian Mir Foundation, Hazrat Data Ali Hajweri and Hazrat Baba Farid shrines to welcome Nagar Kirtan at Wagah border. It is first time after creation of Pakistan such rally could be seen between two countries.
Sarna said they would take out a small Nagar Kirtan from New Delhi to Bahadur Garh. He noted that Shri Akal Takht Sahib has also supported them and declared that they stand with the Nagar Kirtan.
Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee’s Pardhan Sardar Satwant Singh said hundreds of Sikhs would welcome Nagar Kirtan at the Wagah border and that arrangements of food and stay are being made for the participants.
After the creation of Pakistan, this will be the first religious rally of Sikhs, which would move from New Delhi and reach Nankana Sahib.
Earlier on August 1, 2019, one Nagar Kirtan had left from Nankana Sahib to Sultan Pur Lodhi, India, and is still passing by many different states.