PM Narendra Modi flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for the 3-day celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Nanak Dev Ji.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Sultanpur Lodhi today to flag-off the first day of the Kartarpur corridor. PM Modi will declare open the Integrated Check Post at the passenger terminal building at Gurdaspur. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will also inaugurate the corridor on the end of the route in Pakistan. Several other events are being held in Kartarpur to mark Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary.
The corridor will stay open from 9th to 11th November which will with no charge. After which Pakistan has chosen to levy a fee of Rs 1500 per pilgrim for the remaining days. The 4.7-kilometre-long corridor will connect Dera Baba Nanak Gurudwara in India’s Gurdaspur district to Kartarpur Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. Modi was received at the Ber Sahib Gurdwara by former Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Jagir Kaur. Union minister Harsimrat Badal, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Governor V P Singh Badnore were also present.
The prime minister was presented a ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) and spent nearly 20 minutes at the Gurdwara and listened to the hymns. Guru Nanak Dev had spent 14 years of his early life at Sultanpur Lodhi and used to take a daily bath in the holy Kali Bein.