Recently, the Kartarpur Sahib corridor between India and Pakistan was opened to public, ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
The first batch of Indian pilgrims were allowed visa-free entry into Pakistan to pay their respects at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
This is indeed an opportunity to strengthen the ties between the citizens of both the countries. A heartwarming exchange between an Indian journalist and a Pakistani shuttle-bus driver is proof of that.
“I don’t know about you, I am very happy to see you guy here to Visit #GurdwaraDarbarSahib, as like we go for #Hajj. expressed ,Sadam Hassan ,who was given task to drive a shuttle services from Indo Pak Border to #GurdwaraDarbarSahib through #KartarpurCorridor on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/VwW4lNRJ3w— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) November 10, 2019
The driver, Sadam Hussain, was tasked with driving a shuttle vehicle to ferry Indian devotees from the Indo-Pak border to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
Speaking to Indian journalist Ravinder Singh Robin, Hussain expressed joy at the opening of the corridor and said that it was great that Indian pilgrims can now come to Pakistan to pay respects to their religious guru. He said:
I don’t know about you, I am very happy to see you guys here to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, like we go for Haj.
The video has received a lot of love from the people on the Internet.
God bless the simple and humble soul.— Aaadi (Mariner)🚢⚓🇮🇳 (@JustMariner) November 10, 2019
So genuinely and beautifully said :’)— Red Wish 👓 (@RedWishDotCom) November 10, 2019
How beautiful! There can’t be any more fine description of this moment than this. Thanks for bringing and sharing such heartfelt emotions with all of us— Kusum Arora (@Arora24Kusum) November 10, 2019
This is amazing 🙏— Gurpreet Singh Dhillon (@gurpreetdhillon) November 10, 2019
Very well spoken. https://t.co/2oQLdOo1tD— Satbir Singh (@thesatbir) November 10, 2019
Simple and beautiful gestures like these can go a long way in strengthening the ties between India and Pakistan.