Importance and location
Gurdwara Sahib Kartarpur is comprised in the sacred places in Sikhism, as it is deliberated as Madina of Sikh community. This Darbar is situated in Pakistani village Kartarpur, Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan, is about 4 kilometers from the border of India. Kartarpur is a border between Pakistan and India which ties the Dera Baba Guru Nanak Sahib located in Indian Punjab and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistani Punjab. This Darbar has that much importance for Sikh community because of the reason according to that, it is thought that the founder of Sikh religion, Baba Guru Nanak Sahib, spent last days of his life here, served Sikhism and died in 16th century and also got buried in Kartarpur, in short Gurdwara sahib in Kartarpur is the memorializing of Guru Nanak.
Due to the clashes concerning Pakistan and India, Sikh pilgrims ever found it tough to visit this Darbar. To ease the Sikh community, Pakistan offered a peaceful gesture as scheme of Kartarpur Corridor, which was founded by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on 28th November 2018.
“Truly understanding one of the best initiative of govt. of pakistan is kartarpur corridor”
What do you need to visit Kartarpur Sahib?
The corridor is proposed to permit sacred followers from India to visit the Gurdwara Sahib in Kartarpur, without an endorsement. This corridor has been finalized for the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev.
Kartarpur corridor is inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran khan, on 9th November 2019. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on the event to welcome Sikh community on the border, said,
“Pakistan believes that the road to success of the region and positive forthcoming of our future generations lies in peace. Pakistan is not only opening the border but also their hearts for the Sikh community.”
On the historical occasion of initiation, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran khan greeted the Sikh community by himself. A lot of Indian political figures were among those joining.
Imran Khan, the Prime minister of Pakistan, added, saying, that the project may be beneficial in easing tensions between the two countries.
For the purpose to reach Darbar, Sikh travelers from India have to take a bus from Lahore to get to Gurdwara in Kartarpur. This is almost 125 kilometers of travel. Furthermore, people on the Indian side near Kartarpur, are able to see Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, physically on Pakistani sideways. In addition to that, a preeminent platform also had been erected on the Indian side for the people of India to get an upright sight of Darbar by using eyeglasses.
This step, taken by the Pakistani government, got appreciation from all over the world for taking such a humanitarian resolution and has been strongly valued by the Sikh community. It is not only advantageous for the Sikh community but also implies a great example of the association between two enemies, Pakistan and India for upcoming years.