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Kartarpur Corridor reopens, SGPC jatha leaves for Pakistan

By Rajan Nath -- November 17, 2021 11:19 am -- Updated:November 17, 2021 11:24 am

Punjab: With the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor reopening on Wednesday, a delegation of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) left from Amritsar to Pakistan to pay obeisance to mark Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

This is the first jatha of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) which comprises Sikh devotees who will pay a visit to the holy shrine of Sikhism founder Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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The Corridor to Sikh Pilgrimage Kartarpur Sahib reopen on Wednesday, as informed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday.

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Amid Shah had tweeted, "In a major decision, that will benefit large numbers of Sikh pilgrims, PM Narendra Modi government has decided to re-open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from tomorrow, November 17. This decision reflects the immense reverence of the Modi government towards Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and our Sikh community."

"The nation is all set to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji on November 19 and I am sure that PM Narendra Modi government's decision to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib corridor will further boost the joy and happiness across the country," added Shah.

The corridor was shut in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visa-free 4.7-kilometre long corridor joins the Indian border to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. It became operational in 2019 and was inaugurated by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The reopening of Kartarpur will assist thousands of devotees, largely Sikhs, to visit the final resting place of Guru Nanak in Pakistan.

-PTC News

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