While speaking at the historic opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India . He thanked Khan for his support in opening the corridor.
The 4.5 km-long Kartarpur corridor connects Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab’s Gurdaspur with Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, a small town about four km from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
The location in the neighbouring country is the place where the founder of Sikhism – Guru Nanak Dev – is believed to have spent the last eighteen years of his life.
Earlier , Ahead of Kartarpur Corridor inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid obeisance at the Ber Sahib Gurudwara in Sultanpur Lodhi . He was accompanied by Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on the visit
Among the first group of 550 pilgrims who will visit Kartarpur are former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, actor-politician Sunny Deol, and Union Ministers Hardeep Puri and Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
#WATCH live via ANI FB: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at the inauguration of the Integrated Check Post of #KartarpurCorridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. https://t.co/3mo97GEPcV pic.twitter.com/GusLhIB7nK
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2019
Meanwhile , according to media reports, it is learnt that Pakistan will hold a separate event on the other side of the border, with Prime Minister Imran Khan declaring it open from the other end of the Kartarpur Corridor.