A large number of Sikh pilgrims to visit Pakistan on the 551st anniversary of Guru Nanak

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On the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Ministry of External Affairs has made a special announcement. A Sikh ‘jatha’ from India will be visiting ‘Janam Asthan Gurdwara Nankana Sahib’ in Pakistan from November 27 to December 1. It was asked at an online briefing if the Kartarpur Corridor will be opened for Sikhs to travel to Pakistan on the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Mr. Srivastava said all issues have been discussed in consultation with the concerned authorities in the Ministry of Home Affairs. It has also been stated that the visit will follow the 1974 bilateral protocol on a visit to religious shrines between India and Pakistan. Every year, Sikh pilgrims from India and different parts of the world gather at the Gurdwara Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib. It is the birth place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan’s Punjab province. This year, November 30 will be marked as the 551st birth anniversary of the Sikhism founder. It has been assured that due to the coronavirus pandemic, all heath protocols and safety measures will be strictly followed.

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