Gold palanquin to be installed at Nankana Sahib
Craftsmen work on the gold palanquin, which will be installed at Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan. — A Tribune photograph
Varinder Walia, Tribune News Service
Tarn Taran, September 15
The palanquin, being prepared under the supervision of Baba Amrik Singh, will be installed at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev.
Mr Parmjit Singh Sarna, president, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, will leave for Pakistan tomorrow to meet Mr Pervez Elahi, Chief Minister, Pakistani Punjab, for making necessary arrangements.
Mr Sarna told The Tribune here today that he would also meet Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister, to request him to personally present at the time of flagging off the procession on October 16.
The procession will be received by Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Ministers of Haryana and Punjab, respectively, en route to Nankana Sahib. Mr Elahi will receive the procession at Wagah on October 17.
Mr Sarna said the palanquin would be carried in a specially fabricated air-conditioned bus. There would be provision for raagis to sing kirtan.
The DSGMC chief said efforts would be made to seek permission from the government of Pakistan to take the palanquin in the air-conditioned bus to cross from Wagah.
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