Kurukshetra: As per media reports Sikh activist Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa’s ashes will take to the Takhats of Sikhs in Punjab, before their immersion at Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib, Kiratpur on March 31.
According to Hindustan Time decision was taken on Tuesday by parallel jathedars Baljeet Singh Daduwal and Amrik Singh Ajnala, SAD Amritsar leader Simaranjit Singh Mann, and Ramandeep Singh Bhangchari of Akali Dal 1920, among others who gathered at the Angitha ceremony of Khalsa at his native village of Thaska Ali in Kurukshetra.
They also decided that Daduwal, Ajnala and another parallel jathedar Dhian Singh Mand will also join the procession carrying ashes in an open vehicle. The procession will start from Gurdwara Lakhnaur Sahib, Ambala, at 4pm on March 29 after Khalsa’s bhog ceremony.
Though the motive behind the move to garner support for Khalsa’s demand for release of Sikh prisoners lodged in various jails who have completed their sentences.
Besides, Sikhs of Punjab will be able to pay their tributes to Khalsa, who sacrificed his life for the cause of community, they said.
Ramandeep Singh Bhangchari said, “The procession will cover almost entire Punjab in three days before it will culminate at Kiratpur Sahib on March 31.” He said on March 29, Khalsa’s ashes will be taken to Patiala, Sunam, Mansa, Beniwal, Talwandi Sabo and the night stay will be at Takht Damdama Sahib.
On March 30, the procession will pass through Kotshamir, Bathinda, Bargari, Kotkapura, Mudki, Talwandi Bhai, Zira, Harike Pattan, Sarhali, Tarn Taran and the night stay will be at Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Then next day’s journey will start from the Akal Takht and will cover Jandiala Guru, Kartarpur, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Banga and Nawanshahr before reaching Takht Keshgarh at Anandpur Sahib. From there, the procession will proceed to Gurdwara Patalpuri Sahib at Kiratpur for the immersion of ashes, he added.
The parallel Jathedars said they will also appeal to the Sikhs of Punjab and Haryana to join the journey and pay their last tributes to Khalsa. Also, they are planning to mobilise thousands of people to attend Khalsa’s bhog ceremony on March 29.