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First anniversary of opening of Kartarpur Corridor being celebrated today

First anniversary of opening of Kartarpur Corridor being celebrated today
November 9, 2020

LAHORE (92 News) - After completing one year of the opening of Kartarpur Corridor, Sikh community all around the world is celebrating the first anniversary on Monday.

A special ceremony will be held in Shakargarh today. A special venue is being set up for Sikh pilgrims and guests in Kartarpur. The Kartarpur Corridor was inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan on November 9 last year.

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

Pakistan sets an example of interfaith harmony by taking a historic decision to open Kartarpur Corridor last year for giving access to Sikh community to the shrine of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of their religion, located in Narowal district and bordering with Dera Baba Nanak town on the Indian side.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has expressed gratitude towards Pakistani government for opening Kartarpur Corridor in a landmark decision to facilitate the Sikh community in visiting their holy sites which completes one year on Monday.

The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had earlier announced to celebrate the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.

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.

On November 9 last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfilled the cherished desire of upto 30 million Sikhs around the world by formally opening it in a colourful ceremony.