Dehradun: The journey of Nagar Kirtan, which starts from Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, has passed through Dehradun, Haridwar, Najibabad, Dhampur, Nagina, Afzalgarh, Jaspur in Uttarakhand, now reached Kashipur on Thursday night. In Kashipur, thousands of visitors from local and remote areas visited the temple and visited Guru Gaddi and took the blessings of the Guru. A large number of police forces were deployed in Kashipur on the occasion.
On the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj, the first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Granth Sahib from Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, reached Kashipur on Thursday night from different cities of the country. At 11 a.m., thousands of Sikhs accompanied by a Sikh accompaniment reached the Gurudwara Shri Nankana Sahib in Kashipur.
The Nagar Kirtan reached Kashipur via Jaspur after entering the Uttarakhand border from the state capital Dehradun to Haridwar after Najibabad, Nagina, Dhampur, Afzalgarh in Uttar Pradesh. On this occasion, the Sikh accompaniment received a warm welcome to the city kirtan yatra with floral showers at many places along the way. On reaching Kashipur, Sukhvinder Singh (MA), a campaigner of the Shiromani Gurudwara Management Committee, said that on Friday morning, the town will depart from Kirtan Kashipur to Nankamatta Sahib.