The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara in Gurdaspur district.
Kartarpur Corridor Reopens When the Kartarpur Corridor reopens after a gap of 20 months, many pilgrims traveled through it on Wednesday and others also planned to pay obeisance at the historic Gurdwara in Pakistan. Kanwaljit Sodhi, a resident of Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, said, “Our happiness knew no bounds when we got to know about the reopening of the Kartarpur Corridor and this happiness cannot be expressed in words.” Amit Shah had said on Tuesday that the government has decided to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor from Wednesday.Also Read – IND vs NZ T20, 1st Match: Only 10 matches played in IPL, Venkatesh Iyer got a chance to debut in international cricket
The Kartarpur Corridor connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan with Dera Baba Nanak Gurdwara in Gurdaspur district. Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, spent the last years of his life at Darbar Sahib. Guru Parv will be celebrated on 19th November on Guru Nanak Jayanti. It is noteworthy that due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, the pilgrimage to Kartarpur Sahib was postponed in March 2020. The Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) said the pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara began on Wednesday and said it would encourage the pilgrimage. Also Read – Global Bribery Risk Ranking: India ranks 82nd in Global Bribery Risk Ranking, down five places
Posting pictures of the pilgrimage, LPAI said in a tweet, “First two pilgrims were given a warm farewell by the ICP Manager at the ICP (Coordinated Check Post) Gate. Pilgrimage to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through Kartarpur Corridor formally started today. The Gurdwara Management Committee welcomed him across the border. It said in another tweet, “Our team at PTB Dera Baba Nanak is warmly helping the pilgrims travel through the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.” Also Read – IND vs NZ T20, 2nd Match: Finally the government has given permission, the cricket stadium will be full of spectators
LPAI facilitates the movement of passengers and goods across the international border to the designated places. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi along with his ministers will be part of the first batch, which will go to Kartarpur Sahib on Thursday, officials said. Gurdaspur district administration is busy with preparations for the first batch’s visit on Thursday.
Another resident of Dera Baba Nanak, Neetu Bedi said that she had planned to go there in 2020 but could not go as the pilgrimage was suspended due to the spread of Kovid. He said, “This time she will go and offer prayers at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.” Officials said that RT-PCR test and complete vaccination certificate are mandatory for the pilgrimage. It is noteworthy that since the opening of this corridor in November 2019, around 70,000 pilgrims have visited the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.