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    At the quiet sleepy town of Sardhana, 55 miles from Delhi Spring pilgrimage was held at its Basilica, the finest in India built in 1809 by BEGUM SUMRU, the ruler of Sardhana.

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    At the quiet sleepy town of Sardhana, 55 miles from Delhi Spring pilgrimage was held at its Basilica, the finest in India built in 1809 by BEGUM SUMRU, the ruler of Sardhana. Begum Sumru converted to Christianity during her rule is a romantic figure in Indian history. And the Basilica she built along with other monuments of today is ever living proof of her power and belief. This year the pilgrimage was attended by thousands from the areas around and was led by ARCHBISHOP J.B. EVANGELIST and the image of Lady of our Graces was taken in procession. There is great enthusiasm at the Basilica and in the areas around in the expectation of the visit of present Pope, Paul VI, who is expected there in the month of November in the course of his Indian visit. At the end of the procession at a meeting prayers were held for Christians of East Pakistan who are undergoing reign of terror at the hands of Muslim majority in that country. At Sardhana a number of wayside stalls had sprung up to do brisk business and many in the procession sang and danced in religious ecstasy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC979JR4MB3TKZQ0YQF0YL83RI
    Media URN:
    VLVAC979JR4MB3TKZQ0YQF0YL83RI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:06:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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