Kartarpur Corridor Inauguration: Pakistan Releases Song Of Love & Brotherhood

The government of Pakistan has released a song welcoming Sikh devotees to Pakistan traveling to Pakistan through Kartarpur Corridor for a grand religious festival. The song speaks of peace and brotherhood & hope for peace and friendship between two hostile neighbors, India and Pakistan.

Kartarpur Corridor

The government of Pakistan has released a special melodious song before the inaugural ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor. The opening of Kartarpur Corridor is scheduled for 9th November with Prime Minister Imran Khan performing the honors.

The song has been posted on the official Twitter account of the Government of Pakistan. The song begins with the speech of premier Imran Khan addressing the ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor on the religious reverence and sentiments of the Sikh community for Darbar Sahib on Kartarpur, Narowal, Pakistan.

Kartarpur was the resting place of Baba Guru Nanak, where he spent the last 10 to 15 years of his life.

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The songs talk about the messages love, peace and brotherhood preached by Baba Guru Nanak. It also talked about the reverence of the land of Kartarpur for Guru Nanak. The video also features the warm messages of Sikh pilgrim traveling to Pakistan. They cherished Pakistan for taking the initiative and providing them with the best facilities.

Pakistan’s Special Measures For Sikh Community

Pakistan had promised the Sikh community of completing the project before the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. PM Khan had asserted that instead of Wagah Border the Sikh community will be facilitated to travel Pakistan through Kartarpur Corridor this year, which is also the shortest route.

Nearly 5000 Sikh devotees are expected to visit Pakistan for the grand religious festival of 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak Dev.

The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, close to the Pakistan-India border, is one of the holiest sites in Sikhism. The temple is located around 4km (2.5 miles) from the border with India. Kartarpur Corridor will provide a visa-free passage between Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Narowal and Dera Baba Nanak shrine, Gurdaspur India.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced two special waivers for the Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the 550th Baba Guru Nanak birth anniversary next week.

He announced the waivers on his Twitter account on Friday. To facilitate the Sikh pilgrims, he asserted that the travelers from Kartarpur Corridor would not require a passport as long as they have a valid National ID card. He also waived the requirement for pre-registration of visitors 10 days in advance, and that no fees would be charged on the day of inauguration and Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.

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Pakistan has also issued commemorative coins for the occasion. Sikh Pilgrim visiting the Gurdwara will be able to buy it for Rs.50. The Sikh pilgrims will also be able to buy postage stamps with an image of the Gurdwara Janam Asthan for Rs.8.


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