Lahore, November 6: Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of the first guru of Sikhs Guru Nanak Dev, Nankana Sahib in Pakistan has been illuminated. The entire complex of the gurudwara has also been decorated with lights, days before Gurpurab. Sikh pilgrims from all over the world are visiting the gurudwara for participating in the Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations. The video of Nankana Sahib decorated with lights is shared by news agency ANI. Pakistan PM Imran Khan to Lay Foundation of Guru Nanak University on October 28 at Nankana Sahib Ahead of Opening of Kartarpur Corridor.
On Tuesday, the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC)-led jatha left for Pakistan. There were more than 1,300 pilgrims in the jatha. According to a report published in The Times of India, around 4,500 devotees have already left for Pakistan till now. India, Pakistan Sign Kartarpur Agreement at 'Zero Line' on the Border.
Video of Nanakana Sahib Decorated With Lights:
— ANI (@ANI) November 6, 2019
On the occasion of the 550 birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru, India and Pakistan are opening the Kartarpur Corridor. The corridor will connect the Indian town of Dera Baba Nanak with Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Narowal district where Guru Nanak spent the last few years of his life. The total length of the corridor will be six kilometres. It is just four kilometres from the International Border.
In 2018, India and Pakistan had agreed to open the corridor on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of the first guru of Sikhs. The Kartarpur Corridor will be inaugurated on November 9 by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the corridor in the Indian side on November 8. On October 24, both the countries had signed the agreement allowing Indian pilgrims to undertake a visa-free visit to Gurudwara Darbar Sahib through Kartarpur Corridor.