Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Haryana's Sirsa on Saturday. While addressing the rally, PM Modi spoke about the upcoming 550th Prakash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and also updated everyone about the completion of Kartarpur Corridor. While talking about the Kartarpur Corridor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called out the Congress for not making any attempts to eliminate the 4 km distance in the last 70 years.
PM Modi said, "The NDA government has received an opportunity to eliminate the distance and obstacles between the holy place of our guru, Kartarpur Sahib and us. The Kartarpur Corridor is near to completion. What can be a bigger misfortune than this that we had to see a holy place from afar, through a pair of binoculars? Those who were responsible for drawing the line of partition, why did they not think that the distance of merely 4 kilometers should not separate the devotees from their guru. Even after that, no efforts were taken by the Congress government to eliminate the 4 km distance. But Congress and other parties associated with its culture never respected the faith, traditions and culture of Indians."
PM Modi, in Haryana's Sirsa: The distance and the obstacles between the holy place of our Guru Nanak Dev - Kartarpur Sahib and us, is now going to be eliminated. The helplessness to watch it through a pair of binoculars, for 70 yrs, is now being eliminated. #HaryanaAssemblyPolls pic.twitter.com/9NsjKFeLkP— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor to Sri Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on November 8, Union Minister Harsimrat Badal confirmed. The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the integrated check post on the Indian side, she said. Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister announced that PM Modi will be creating history by inaugurating the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.
Kartarpur Sahib is located in Pakistan's Narowal district across the Ravi River, about four kilometers from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. In a major initiative last November, both India and Pakistan had agreed to set up the Kartarpur Corridor. The corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate the visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit the holy Gurudwara. Kartarpur Sahib was established in 1522 by Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.