This year marks the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith.
Paving the way for a historic pilgrimage and peace between India and Pakistan, the two nations have signed the Kartarpur agreement. It will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev in Pakistan.
The corridor which connects the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India's Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan's Punjab was inaugurated yesterday, 9th November.
#KartarpurCorridor is history in making. Hoping it becomes a symbol of peace and love in the region, that’s where the next generation future lies. Sikh community deserves applause for pushing the process despite tensions between both countries 🌸 pic.twitter.com/oO4Ag8eudi— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) November 9, 2019
Prime Ministers of both, India and Pakistan inaugurated the corridor separately at the border in their respective countries.
Here 's some pictures from both the sides of the Kartarpur corridor.
The Kartarpur corridor will deepen the connect between lakhs of pilgrims and Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
It is my honour to have inaugurated the corridor today. pic.twitter.com/hsoXkAuBMu
Glimpses from Kartarpur corridor opening. pic.twitter.com/J8oYTkj3Tt— DrSunder Ramchandani (@DrSunder1) November 10, 2019
We warmly welcome all Indian Sikhs and Yatris in Pakistan. #KartarpurCorridor is history in making. Hoping it becomes a symbol of peace and love in the region, that’s where the next generation future lies. You will always receive love from Pakistan pic.twitter.com/vEoY9WnOAw— Umair Mushtaq (@iumairi) November 10, 2019
This is my Prime Minister and this is what my religion teaches. That is how he welcomed the Sikh community from India by opening Kartarpur on Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary.#KartarpurCorridor #PakistanOpensKartarpur pic.twitter.com/pc5C2nBOrb— Amna Riaz (@amnariazmughal) November 9, 2019
The United Nations also welcomed this move by both the nations.
The Kartarpur corridor will play a crucial role in strengthening the ties between the two nations.