SIALKOT-The annual celebrations of Baba Chambliyanwala Sarkar remained continued for the second day on Friday at Parel-Masiyaal in Charwah Sector of Sialkot Working Boundary.

It is the biggest annual gala in the Sialkot border villages in which the thousands of the people from across Pakistan participate. On the second day, the thousands of the people belonging to the entire Sialkot region thronged to the far-off bordering village to participate in the annual Mela celebrations.

Women participation in these three-day long celebrations remained incredible as the hundreds of women, claimed to reach this venue after walking bare-footed for several kilometers to show their devotion.

The transporters continued fleecing the devotees by overcharging the fairs. An hours-long massive traffic jams were also witnessed on the entire main and link roads leading to the venue. No traffic control arrangements were made by Sialkot traffic police officials to handle this situation.

The women showed keen interest in traditional colourful bangles, toys, artificial jewelry, crockery and clay-made pots, displayed for sale in the make-shift stalls set up there.

The local people were of the view that this fair is a living testimony for the Hindu-Muslim ties along the Sialkot Working Boundary here that survived the scars of the partition. They added that the love and blessings of Baba replaced bullets and intermittent bangs of mortars by rhythmic beats of drums and devotional songs on Indo-Pak borders.

The thousands of devotees each year on either sides of the Indo-Pak International Border participate in the separate fairs in Pakistan and India.

A ‘sea of humanity’ with the hope of peace along borders was witnessed , which thronged the Indo-Pak border for the annual ‘Chamliyal Mela’ and collect the holy ‘Sharbat’ (sweet water) and ‘Shakkar’ (soil) from the Dargah of the famous saint.