PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor on November 8


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on November 8 that will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district with Darbar Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

“With the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, Sikh Panth’s ardaas for ‘khule darshan deedar’ of Sri Kartarpur Sahib to finally become reality! On November 8, history will be created with PM Narendra Modi ji inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor. Eternally Grateful to Guru Sahab for enabling Modi ji to correct the wrong committed by Congress 72 years ago and connecting us to the abode of our Guru,” Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said in a post on social media platform Twitter.

She further told media persons that after the inauguration, PM Modi will pay obeisance at Sultanpur Lodhi. Following that, Home Minister Amit Shah will on November 11 visit the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee stage and President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the SGPC stage on November 12, news agency ANI reported.

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“I felt humbled at the memorial of Shaheed Kartar Singh Ji Sarabha at Sarabha village. This land is steeped in his memory, which can never be erased from our hearts. Let’s take his legacy forward and realise the dream of empowerment for every Indian, which he sacrificed his life for,” she said in another tweet.

Pakistan had on October 10 said that a date has not been fixed for the inauguration, as long as it is assured that the work on the corridor will be completed on time.

The Kartarpur Corridor is planned to connect the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur and aid visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims to across the border.