India is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dera-Sikh temple at Dera Ismail Khan, which was built in the 1950s and is regarded as a major hub of the Hindu faith.
A day-long film screening, organised by a group of students, is expected to draw thousands to the site in the heart of the capital on Thursday.
The Dera’s history dates back to the 19th century when it was the centre of Sikhism.
The Dera is home to the Dharamshala Gurus, the holiest shrine in India.
The Gurus established a home in the Dia Parganas of the Gurus.
The film will include footage of a visit by Yogi Adityanath, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.
In his address to the crowd, he said: “Today I am asking you to remember that this temple was built by the Dhasa-Sikhs in the last century.
This temple has been in our family since our ancestors came to this land.”
A team of the students, who will be led by the actor Dibakar Nanjappa, will be accompanying the film and will talk about the history of Dera.
Nanjappa is a renowned singer-songwriter who has played in a variety of pop and R&B bands.
He has also been a singer in the Indian National Team.
In a clip of the speech, the singer praises the Gurumurthy temple as a model of religious freedom and said: The Dhasas were built on the basis of the principle of non-violence.
They are known for their non-confrontation and respect for human dignity.