Inaugurating the Indian portion of Kartarpur Corridor, PM Narendra Modi said that this will facilitate the people of Sikh society around the world to visit the holy place of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. On this occasion, PM Modi thanked the Punjab Government, Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, and Pakistan PM Imran Khan. Addressing the program organized at Dera Baba Nanak, PM Modi said, ‘Today, while bowing at the feet of Guru Nanak Dev from this holy land, I say that my inner sense of service should keep increasing. The commencement of Kartarpur corridor before the 550th Prakash Parv of Nanak Dev Ji has brought us double happiness.
PM Modi said that after the construction of this corridor, darshan of Gurdwara Darbar Sahib will become easier. I thank the Punjab Government, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and every labor partner who built the corridor. I also thank Imran Khan that he understood India’s feelings on this issue and acted accordingly. I also thank the labor colleagues of Pakistan, who completed the work at a rapid pace. PM Modi said that Kartarpur is a source of inspiration not only for the Sikh Panth but also for the whole world. Nanak’s journeys, dialogues are examples of social change.
Sikhs get relief due to removal of article 370
Along with this, PM Narendra Modi said about the removal of article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir, that this will also help the Sikh society a lot. He said that with the withdrawal of 370 of the central government, Sikh families will now get the rights that were available to them in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Whatever we will be able to do for this holy place will be less. The energy of Gurbani from Kartarpur will give its blessings not only to the Sikh brothers but also to all Indians. You all know that two close followers of Nanak ji were Bhai Lalo and Mardana. After choosing these two, he gave the message that there is no difference between small and big. Our Guru was so far-sighted that even in the Punjab where the five rivers flowed, he also expressed concern about water. He described an organism in water.
Coins and postage stamps have also been issued in memory of Guru Dev Ji. Gurbani is being translated into different languages. The government is also working for connectivity of important places of Sikhs across the country. Connectivity has been strengthened for Damadama Sahib, Nanded Sahib, Patna Sahib, Paonta Sahib, Hemkund Sahib and other places.