Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday flag off the first batch of over 500 Indian pilgrims that will travel to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib of Pakistan’s Punjab province through the Kartarpur Corridor which is being thrown open on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
Modi will inaugurate passenger terminal building, also known as Integrated Check Post, where pilgrims will get clearance to travel through the newly-built 4.5 km-long Corridor.
The Corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib — also called Kartarpur Sahib — the last resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, in Narowal district in Pakistan.
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•PM Modi listens to the kirtan at Dera Baba Nanak wearing a saffron turban
•Sunny Deol, Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Badal at Dera Baba Nanak
•Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu arrives at Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor
•PM Modi attends programme at Dera Baba Nanak, in Punjab
•First batch of Sikh pilgrims from India arrive in Pakistan through the Kartarpur Corridor
•Camera and laptop not allowed to carry with first jatha going to Kartarpur. Only mobile phones are allowed.
•Leaders of various political parties arrived at passengers’ terminal to go with first jatha
•PM Modi leaves for Kartarpur Corridor inauguration from Sultanpur Lodhi.
•PM Modi pays obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurudwara, in Sultanpur Lodhi.
•PM will inaugurate Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, today
•PM Modi arrives at Sultanpur Lodhi to pay obeisance at the Ber Sahib Gurudwara