Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for respecting Indian sentiments on the occasion of historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor opening.
Speaking at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur, PM Modi said, “I would like to thank the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan Niazi for respecting the sentiments of India. The opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji has brought us immense happiness.”
Apart from PM Modi there were ministers like-BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Sunny Deol, Union Minister Hardeep Puri and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Sukhbir Badal at Dera Baba Nanak.
The prime minister made the remark during the inauguration of the Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.
PM Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan separately inaugurated the cross-border pathway in their respective countries.
PM Modi earlier this morning paid obeisance at historic Ber Sahib Gurdwara, at the Gurdwara, PM Modi was received by former Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief Jagir Kaur, who is incharge of celebrations connected with 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.
Blessed morning at the Shri Gurudwara Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi. pic.twitter.com/1lpwHRZbLT
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2019
The prime minister was presented a ‘siropa’ (robe of honour) by Kaur on behalf of the SGPC. Modi spent nearly 20 minutes at the Gurdwara and listened to the ‘kirtan’.
At the Gurdwara, Modi was accompanied by Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Union Minister and SAD MP, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
A bicycle company of Ludhiana is also providing bicycles free of charge to devotees to commute in the city, Kaur said earlier.
Kartarpur Corridor is a historic move by India and Pakistan government for the devotees to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara situated in Pakistan.