Fatehgarh Sahib: 126 pilgrims from Pakistan reached here to pay obeisance at Rouza Sharif Urs, Fatehgarh Sahib, which started on Sunday. On reaching Sirhind railway station pilgrims were accorded warm welcome by local authorities. Some pilgrims complained that due to demonitisation in India they faced problem as it was difficult for them to use Rs 2,000 currency note.
The three days annual Rouza Sharif Urs which started today at the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Ahmad Farooqui in Sirhind, considered one of the holiest places in Islam, second after Makka, will conclude on November 29.
Large number of Muslims from various parts of the country is attending the Urs, 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. Fatehgarh Sahib Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha informed that district administration have made arrangements of adequate bus service and parking space, proper drinking water and health facilities and uninterrupted power supply to area likely to be visited by the devotees.
Health authorities have asked to proper arrangement of medicines so that devotees would not face any problem. The police has made special arrangements for security of pilgrims and to ward off any untoward incident. All the devotees would be provided adequate security.
Rouza Sharif’s Khalifa Mohd Sadiq Raja said special arrangements have been made for board and lodging of pilgrims, including a community kitchen. He informed that the pilgrims from country and abroad started to reach here to pay their obeisance.
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