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Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan on Monday through a special train to attend the death anniversary of Sikh leader Maharaja Ranjeet Singh.
The pilgrims arrived at Hasan Abdal to attend the three-day ceremony and pay homage to ruler Ranjeet Singh on his death anniversary.
Attock’s deputy commissioner and deputy minister themselves welcomed the Sikh pilgrims, who were then escorted towards Gurudwara Punja Sahib in special buses. Special security arrangements were undertaken to thwart any unexpected incidents.
The community appreciated PM Khan’s initiative of the Kartarpur Corridor, to facilitate Sikh pilgrims.
The statue shows Maharaja Singh riding his favorite Arabic horse, Kahar Bahar, a gift from Dost Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Barakzai Dynasty.
Last week, a life-sized sculpture of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh was unveiled outside the Sikh Gallery at Lahore Fort, in commemoration of his 180th death anniversary on Thursday, 27th June. The sculpture is unequaled in its design and structure in the Indo-Pak and took a total of eight months to complete under the supervision of Faqir Khana Museum Director, Faqir Saifuddin.
“The sculpture is beautiful and very realistic, with all characteristics of Maharaja Ranjit Singh,” the creator of the sculpture proudly told a local media outlet. “It’s a tribute and homage to the son of the soil.”
The statue shows Maharaja Singh riding his favorite Arabic horse, Kahar Bahar, a gift from Dost Muhammad Khan, the founder of the Barakzai Dynasty. “It has a finishing in fibre cold bronze material and matchless in its making when compared to other statues of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in this region,” explained Faqir.
The sculptor also shared some intriguing details pertaining to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, commenting on his leadership and excellence when it came to ruling Punjab; he explained how Singh never ordered a capital punishment throughout his 39-years of reign and his unprejudiced and equality he showed towards his people. “There were no communal riots and no forced conversions in his era. He remained a wall of iron against the British army for decades,” he added.