After a long wait, finally, the Kartarpur corridor is set to be open on Saturday on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first batch of 500 Indian pilgrims from Punjab.
The first batch of Indian pilgrims will cross the border on Saturday to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib located in Pakistan’s Punjab region.
According to a release by the PMO, the Prime Minister will pay respect at Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi. PM Modi will also take part in a public programme at Dera Baba Nanak.
After a lot of discussion between the diplomats of two countries, India and Pakistan both had agreed to sign an agreement over opening the Kartarpur corridor. Of the 500 Indian pilgrims who will cross the border in the first batch, eminent personalities the likes of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Jathedar of Akal Takht Harpreet Singh, former Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Sukhbir Singh Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu are included.