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.
Four different shots of the Basilica with crowds in foreground.
MLS of the Pall bearers coming out of the Church.
Various shots of the procession forming up, women and children coming out of the Church.
Various shots of Archbishop Evangelist coming out of the Church.
Close ups of Archbishop Evangelist.
Image of Our Lady of Graces being brought out of the Church.
Various shots of the Image.
MLS of Archbishop walking in the procession.
LS of the Procession as it leaves the Basilica.
A wayside stall holder watching the procession.
Several long shots of top close shots of the procession, people singing dancing etc.
LS of the procession.
Various shots of the Archbishop in the procession.
LS of the Image in the procession.
Various shots of the procession, close ups of people, shots of Archbishop, Image etc in the procession.
At the meeting where prayers for Christians in E.Pakistan were held Fr. Patrick speaking, close of faces listening, cutaways of wayside stalls etc.
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Background: 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.