Speaking on the occasion, BJP leader Sirsa said, “A historic occasion came up when prayers were offered for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji at Gurudwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib across the border. This morning we took the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to offer prayers at the revered Gurudwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib. Our heartfelt prayers were dedicated to the well-being of all humanity and the peace and prosperity of our nation.”
It has been a blessed day as we crossed Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor to pay obeisance at the sacred Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib, where our prayers resonated for the well-being of humanity, peace & prosperity of our nation.
We offered Rumala And Chandoya Sahib at the Gurdwara… pic.twitter.com/otBMdz9IQz
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) September 17, 2023
The group of devotees presented Chandoa and Rumala Sahib sets at the Gurdwara Sahib and prayed for the long, healthy life and continued prosperity of Prime Minister Modi. Sirsa also praised the Prime Minister for his role in making the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor a reality.
Kartarpur Sahib Corridor started due to the efforts of PM Modi
He said, “His important role in making the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor a reality has fulfilled a long-standing wish of the Sikh community.”
Gurdwara Sahib chief granthi S Giani Gobind Singh and Pakistan Gurdwara Management Committee member S Inderjit Singh greeted Prime Minister Modi and presented him a turban, a siropa (dress of honor) and prasad (sacred food) as a symbol of respect and goodwill. .
Speaking to reporters earlier, Sirsa called upon the governments of both India and Pakistan to streamline the passport verification process to make it easier for pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib.
Passport verification process should be made simpler
He said, “This corridor was an impossible task which was made possible by the blessings of Guru Nanak Dev… PM Modi made it possible so we request the Government of India and the Government of Pakistan to restrict the visit to Kartarpur Sahib to passport checking.” The context should be further simplified.”
The Kartarpur Corridor is a 4.7 km long visa-free corridor that connects Dera Baba Nanak Sahib in India to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan. The corridor was inaugurated in 2019 to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. This corridor allows Sikh pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.
The opening of the Kartarpur Corridor is important for Sikh pilgrims. He had long wanted to start a system to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without going through the lengthy and complicated visa process.
(Input also from ANI)