Guru Nanak , the founder of Sikhism and first of 10 Gurus was born on 29 November 1469 in Nankana Sahib located 75 km from Lahore and died on 22 September 1539 in Kartarpur. Governments of Pakistan and India are building a corridor to make sure pilgrims can visit his shrine without visa .This corridor will connect Gurdwara Darbar Sahib of Kartarpur (Punjab,Pakistan) and Dera Baba Nanak Sahib (Punjab,India).
Prime Minsiter Imran khan gave go ahead for the construction of corridor and said:
“This may help easing tension between the two countries”
As his 550th birth anniversary comes up on 12th November pilgrims from India are expected to visit Kartarpur in groups .Kartarpur is located in Tehsil Shakargarh, Narowal district ,Punjab at approximately 4.7 km from Pak-India border. Sikhs around the world visit his shrine to pay respects. Previously pilgrims had to reach Kartarpur via Lahore which is 125 km long journey.
.Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari told media:
“Religious tourism has great potential to attract a large number of religious tourists, including Sikh and Buddhists to Pakistan”
Sikhs believe in oneness of God who’s presence can be experienced by anyone who submits his will and kills his ego. As described by the first passage of Guru Granth sahib:
“There is but one all pervading spirit, and it is called the truth, It exists in all creation, and it has no fear, It does not hate and, it is timeless, universal and self-existent! You will come to know it through the grace of the Guru.”