December 8, 2022

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Kartarpur: More than 100 Sikhs, Punjab CM Channi visit historic shrine in Pakistan today

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On Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and more than 100 Sikh pilgrims are slated to arrive in Pakistan to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib....

On Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and more than 100 Sikh pilgrims are slated to arrive in Pakistan to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib. Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab Congress chief, may not be included in the ‘jatha.’ Surinder Dalla, Sidhu’s media adviser, said that Sidhu had been officially informed that he might leave on November 20 rather than November 18.

Under the guidance of state unit chairman Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs would pay obeisance at the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan on November 19.

After more than a year, the visa-free border crossing was reopened yesterday. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the suspension of pilgrimages to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in March 2020. On November 19, Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary will be commemorated with Gurpurab.

The Kartarpur Corridor connects Pakistan’s Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev, to Gurdaspur’s Dera Baba Nanak shrine.

Devotees from India can visit the Gurudwara without a visa because to the 4.7-kilometer span.

Over 2,500 Sikh pilgrims arrived over the Wagah border yesterday, with the first wave of 28 Indian Sikhs, including women, arriving at the holy Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.

On October 24, 2019, India and Pakistan signed the Kartarpur corridor deal.

Indian pilgrims of all faiths are able to travel through the 4.5-kilometer-long tunnel without a visa all year.

How to register for Kartarpur Gurudwara?

The Centre has established an online site (prakashpurb550.mha.gov.in) where pilgrims can register and select their trip dates.

Three or four days before to their travel date, they will receive an SMS and email confirmation of their registration.

In addition, an Electronic Travel Authorization will be created.

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