Three-day rituals of the 479th death anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji was recently held at Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, Shakargarh tehsil Narowal.

Sikh pilgrims (devotees) from all over the country and abroad attended the three-day rituals of the 479th death anniversary the founder of their faith.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) officials claim that they had made all the preparations for a comfortable stay and dining of the devotees who attended the rituals. The devotees were served food and fruit juices.

The District Health Authority had established a medical camp at the Darbar Sahib to provide medicines to the sick and to help the devotees in case of any emergency. Similarly, the staffers of Shakargarh Municipal Committee were taking care of cleanliness and sanitation there.

The district police had made fool proof security arrangements for the three-day event. In this connection, the police erected barriers and set up checkpoints on the 2.5km-long main Narowal Road leading to Darbar Sahib to check the entry of irrelevant and suspicious persons.

Walkthrough gates and CCTV cameras were also installed on and around the premises and a monitoring room was set up to monitor the event.

Estimates, some 3,000 Sikh pilgrims attended the concluding ceremony of the event.

Personnel of Civil Defence, Bomb Disposal Squad, Rescue 1122 and fire-brigade were also on alert to meet any emergency, officials said.


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