LAHORE: More than 1,500 Indian Sikh pilgrims arrived in Lahore on Thursday to celebrate Baisakh festival. Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Secretary Tariq Wazir Khan, Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee head Sardar Tara Singh and other board officers welcomed the guest at Wagah Railway Station.The government had already put in place foolproof security arrangements, besides immigration, customs, bank and medical camps at the railway station to facilitate the pilgrims.Talking to the media, Sikh pilgrims, including Sardar Gurmeet Singh and Sardar Charan Singh, said that they would remember the warmth welcome of Pakistan government and expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by ETPB for Sikh gurdwaras in Pakistan. Later, the Sikh pilgrims left for Gurdwara Panja Sahib, Hasan Abdal.They would stay there for three days and perform religious rituals. The central ceremony of Baisakhi festival would be held there on April 14. They would also visit Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on April 15 and the next day they would visit Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Sahib. They will also visit Gurdwara Rohri Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on April 17.The pilgrims will visit Gurdwara Dera Sahib Lahore on April 18. The will return to their homeland on April 21.Published in Daily Times, April 13th 2018.