Sikh devotees from Pakistan attend Guru-ta-Gaddi celebrations

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Nanded, Nov 1 (UNI) A group of 373 Sikh devotees from Pakistan are here to take part in the ongoing tercentenary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh's 'Guru-ta-Gaddi'.

Most of them came to India for the first time. The devotees visited the historical Gurdwaras in the city. They expressed satisfaction over the hospitality of the local people and arrangement made by the administration.

Pakistan-based Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee's chief Bishan Singh said, ''The tercentennary celebrations of the Guru-ta-Gaddi will help to bridge the gap between the two countries. The devotees came here after visiting the Golden Temple at Amritsar. They took part in various events of the celebration.'' Meanwhile, a group of 45 devotees belonging to Shri Nanak Darbar Sevak Dal from Borivali, a western suburb in Mumbai, have been doing a yeoman service by cleaning the feet of the visiting devotees and keeping their footwears in safe custody till they return.

Another group under the leadership of Kuldeep Singh Jathedar of Guru Nanak Satsang, Malad, also a western suburb in Mumbai, has been rendering the same service in the premises of the Gurudwara and the langars.

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