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Devotees plan telescopic darshan of Pak gurdwara

Even as India and Pakistan deliberate on a ‘corridor’ for Sikh pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Written by Dharmendra Rataul | Amritsar | Published: March 3, 2011 2:34:39 am

Even as India and Pakistan deliberate on a ‘corridor’ for Sikh pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara,situated three kilometres away from the international border,Sikh bodies plan to install telescopes on the Indian side for a “darshan” of the shrine. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC),with help from Baba Sewa Singh of Khadur Sahib,will take up the project.

DSGMC chief Paramjit Singh Sarna claimed the necessary permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for installing such a facility at the sensitive border had been taken.

Dera Baba Nanak is situated 3 kilometres away from the border,inside Pakistan. Separated from India after Partition,the gurdwara,where Guru Nanak spent his last days,attracts hundreds of pilgrims daily to the border from where the shrine is visible on a clear day.

“But we want the devotees to have a better ‘darshan’ of the shrine with the help of telescopes. While one telescope will be placed tomorrow,more will come up later,” said Sarna.

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