Kartarpur sahib: Kartarpur Corridor inaugurated today, Sikhs said big moment

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Dera Baba Nanak, present on the Indo-Pakistan border, has a lot of activity at this time.

Women, men and children from different parts of Punjab are coming for the 'darshan' of the gurudwara which is going to join the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan through a corridor on Saturday.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Pakistan inaugurate the corridor at their respective places, then the years old dream of countless Sikhs of the world will be fulfilled.

Harinder Singh, 65, who came to Dera Baba Nanak from Tarn Taran, says, "It is very big and no one can be taller than this."

"We have waited for this moment all my life. We are feeling very happy."

Another devotee from Amritsar, Balwant Singh says, "We have been praying to Guru Nanak Dev to allow us to visit his gurudwara once in a lifetime and it is finally happening."
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This Gurudwara in Pakistan holds great importance for Sikhs and other Punjabis as Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism spent the last 18 years of his life here.

The opening of entry points on both sides of the border begins on the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev.

India and Pakistan have already signed an agreement on the corridor under which Pakistan will give visa free entry for Indian pilgrims to visit the gurdwara.

Under the agreement, 5,000 Indian devotees will be able to visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib daily.
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India's Corridor 4.1 km long
Dera Baba Nanak is in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It is said that Guru Nanak's followers built this city and they named it Dera Baba Nanak after their guru.

Dera Baba Nanak is at a distance of one kilometer from the India-Pakistan border and on the eastern side of the Ravi river. On the west side of the river is the city of Kartarpur in Pakistan. Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is in Narowal district of Pakistan which is 4.5 km from the international border.

The Dera Baba Nanak-Sri Kartarpur Sahib Corridor being built in the part of India is 4.1 kilometers long which goes from Dera Baba Nanak to the international border. Passenger terminal building has been built on the international border.