Baba Guru Nanak’s Anniversary Ceremonies to Begin at Kartarpur Complex

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2021: The ceremonies to mark the 552nd birth anniversary of Sikh faith founder Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji will begin at Kartarpur Gurdwara Complex.

Thousands of Sikh Yatrees from across the world and India are attending the Ceremonies. A delegation of ten Afghan Sikh Yatrees arrived in Peshawar through Torkham border crossing on Tuesday. During their stay in Pakistan, the Sikh Yatrees would pay obeisance at different Gurdwaras including Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.
In a statement, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan looks forward to welcoming Sikh Pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib through the Kartarpur Corridor from November 17.

While Pakistan had reopened the Kartarpur Corridor on June 29, 2020 after a temporary suspension of about three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, India had kept the Corridor closed from its side for nearly 20 months, and has only now allowed it to be re-opened.
The Sikh Community from India and around the world had been urging the opening of the Corridor.

Pakistan had also proposed formally to India to reopen the corridor in respect of the wishes and sentiments of the pilgrims.

Pakistan will also be hosting thousands of Sikh pilgrims from India and around the world for the 552nd Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak from November 17-26, 2021.

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