File photo: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photograph:( AFP )
'On July 25, after a holy ritual, the Nagar kirtan will commence from Nankana Sahib, the place where Guru Nanak was born,'
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to take part in the grand 'Nagar kirtan', scheduled to commence from Nanka Sahib in Pakistan, on the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak.
Speaking to ANI, President of SGPC, Gobind Singh Longowal said that Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Governor VP Singh Badnore have also been invited to attend the `kirtan` in Pakistan.
GS Longowal, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President has invited Pakistan PM Imran Khan for participating in grand 'nagar kirtan' beginning from Gurudwara Nankana Sahib,to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji's 550th birth anniversary on July 25. pic.twitter.com/JKgHybVgQj— ANI (@ANI) July 12, 2019
"On July 25, after a holy ritual, the Nagar kirtan will commence from Nankana Sahib, the place where Guru Nanak was born," Longowal said.
He said that as many as 550 devotees, including prominent religious leaders, will go to Pakistan for the ritual.
"On the arrival of the Nagar kirtan at the Attari-Wagah border, leaders such as Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal are scheduled to welcome the devotees, for which a formal invitation has been sent to them," said the president of SGPC.
Longowal said that Sikhs who live outside the country have also been invited to be a part of the event.