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Kartarpur Corridor: Sikh Community celebrates first anniversary

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Nov, 2020. 02:22 pm
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Today marks the celebration of the first anniversary of the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor.

According to the details, the Sikh community all around the world is celebrating the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor on Monday.

The opening of the corridor was widely recognized as ‘a new symbol of peace’ by the world community which also took place on the eve of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

The Corridor was inaugurated on 09 November 2019 by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The opening of the Corridor on the eve of the 550th Birth Anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak fulfilled the long-awaited desire of Sikh devotees of the international community.

Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is located in Narowal district which is the last resting place of Baba Guru Nanak Sahib who had settled there and preached for about 18 years of his life.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated, “The Corridor is a true symbol of peace and religious harmony. This landmark initiative by the Government of Pakistan has been immensely appreciated by the Sikh community all over the world including India. The first Guru of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak Saheb, had spent the last 18 years of his life in Kartarpur.”

Earlier on March 16, the Corridor was temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the religious places are gradually opening up around the world, Pakistan has also made necessary arrangements to reopen Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims.

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