Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan is to inaugurate Kartarpur corrdior on Nov, 09. This place has a historical significance for billions of Sikh across the world.
It is a gift from government of Pakistan for the Sikh community and despite malicious intentions of Narendar Modi’s extremist government, the project is going to host pilgrims from India.
Here are some quick facts about Gurdwara Kartar Singh;
- Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur is situated on the banks of the river Ravi since 16th century. It is important for Sikhs as Guru Nanak Dev, their main guru, spent 18 years here. The gurudwara was established by the first Sikh Guru in 1522.
- The project is a brain child of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and was initially discussed by his all-weather Sikh friend from India, Navjod Singh Sidhu.
- Kartarpur corridor is significant for Sikh community India. Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, which is around three-four km from Indian Border. It will allow Sikh pilgrims to visit their holy site without hassle.
- Sikh devotees from India have been demanding from decades that India and Pakistan collaborate to build a corridor linking it with the Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district.
- Indian high authorities express their intentions towards the goodwill gesture of Pakistan by not attending the ground breaking ceremony hosted by Pakistan.
- Corridor is being inaugurated on the 550th birth anniversary of Gurur nanak, and Pakistan also issued a special coin on this occasion. The Complex will have an international standard hotel, hundreds of apartments, two commercial areas and two car parking lots, Border Facility Area, a power grid station, tourist information Center and several offices.
Legend of Kartarpur
A popular legend goes that after Nanak died, there was a dispute between the local Hindus and Muslims. Hindus, who claimed Nanak as their guru, wanted to cremate his body, while Muslims, who saw him as their peer, wanted to bury him.
But the legend follows that Guru Nanak’s body was turned into flowers, which were then divided between the two communities.