On November 21, more than 3,000 Sikh Yatrees had arrived in Lahore via special trains, to celebrate the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak.

Every year, devotees from all over the world gather at Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassanabdal to celebrate Baba Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary.

The celebrations last for more than a week, during which religious rituals are performed at the Gurdwara and sweets and ‘langar’ are offered.

On November 28, Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation of the Kartarpur corridor, which connects Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur area of Pakistan’s Narowal with Dera Baba Nanak in India’s Gurdaspur District to facilitate Sikh pilgrims.

After Pakistan’s initiative to open the Kartarpur Corridor on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Baba Guru Nanak next year, India last week had agreed and decided to build the Kartarpur road corridor up to the border with Pakistan.

Pakistan and India both had made an official announcement on November 15 in this context.

Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara is located at the bank of Ravi river in Pakistan is about four km from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.

The Sikh community was demanding for a long time to build a corridor linking India’s border district of Gurdaspur to historic gurudwara in Narowal, Pakistan. The corridor will give Indian pilgrims easy access to the shrine in Kartarpur