Fatehgarh Sahib(Pb): Over 152 pilgrims from Pakistan arrived here today to attend Rouza Sharif Urs at the tomb of Sufi Saint Sheikh Ahmad Farooqui in Sirhind area here. Fatehgarh Sahib SDM Pooja Grewal Syal, Naib Tehsildar Manjit Singh and senior police officials received the pilgrims and two officials of Pakistan High Commission at Sirhind Railway Station near here.
Pilgrims were given warm welcome by the district
administration officials, official said. The three-day annual Rouza Sharif Urs will start from December 9 at the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Ahmad Farooqui in Sirhind. Thousands of Muslims from various parts of the country and outside take part in the annual event, which will be held from December 9 to 11.
The district administration has made elaborate arrangement for the holding of the Urs in front of Baba Moti Ram Memorial Trust building near Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, an official said. Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Shruti Sharma said that the district administration have made arrangements of adequate bus service and parking space, drinking water and health facilities and uninterrupted power supply to area likely to be visited by the devotees.
All the devotees would be provided adequate security, she said. Rouza Sharif’s Khalifa Mohmmad Sadiq Raja said special arrangements have been made for boarding and lodging of pilgrims, including a community kitchen.
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