India to build corridor from Gurdaspur to IB for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib – Times of India ►

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India to build corridor from Gurdaspur to IB for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib – Times of India ►

New Delhi: India will build and develop a corridor from

Dera Baba Nanak

In Punjab’s Gurdaspur District to the

International Border

to facilitate Sikh pilgrims visiting

Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur

On the banks of the Ravi river in Pakistan, Home Minister

Rajnath Singh

said Thursday.

Kartarpur Sahib, located just across the international border, is the final resting place of

Guru Nanak

Dev and one of the holiest shrines of Sikhs.

The decision was taken on a meeting by the Union Cabinet on Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev

New Delhi will also request to Islamabad to recognize the sentiments of the Sikh community and develop a corridor with their facilities as well.

“In a landmark decision, the minister approves building and development of

Kartarpur corridor

From Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur District to International Border. Kartarpur corridor project with all modern facilities and facilities to be implemented with Central Government funding, “he said in a series of tweets.

In landmark decision, the minister approves building and development of Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in G … https://t.co/QrNuOddMcx

– Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1542868567000

The Kartarpur corridor will provide smooth and easy passage to pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib throughout the year. The Pakistan government will be urged to reciprocate and develop a corridor with appropriate facilities in their territory, he said.

A high-powered telescope will be installed along the Indo-Pak border for devotees to see

Kartarpur Sahib

in Punjab

A High Level Committee will be regular review, monitor and oversee the implementation of activities to … https://t.co/NUQnL8X3Cj

– Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) 1542868958000

The issue of Kartarpur Sahib came in focus after Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Pakistan in August to attend the oath-taking ceremony of his cricketer-turned-politician friend Imran Khan as that country of prime minister.

After his return, Sidhu claimed that Pakistan Army chief Kamar Javed Bajwa had told him that Kartarpur Sahib to Pakistan may open a corridor.

The home minister said the union cabinet also decided to develop the historical town of Sultanpur Lodhi as heritage town on smart city principles.

As a major attraction for pilgrims and tourists, a heritage complex at Sultanpur Lodhi, ‘Pind Babe Nanak da’ to be developed to show times of Guru Nanak Dev. Sultanpur Lodhi railway station to be upgraded and developed

A center for inter faith studies to be set up at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Chairs on Guru Nanak Dev to be set up in one university each and the United Kingdom International seminar on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev to be organized in New Delhi.

Singh said the commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released by the government and religious activities throughout the country. Doordarshan to telecast programs on Guru Nanak Dev and Gurubani

The Ministry of Railways will run a train passing through Guru Nanak Dev.

The Home Minister said that Guru Nanak Dev in a befitting manner

The Indian missions overseas will organize special events on the occasion UNESCO to be asked to publish Guru Nanak Dev’s writings in world languages The National Book Trust will publish in Gurbani in different Indian languages.

A high-level committee chaired by the home minister will regularly review, monitor and oversee the implementation of activities to celebrate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

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