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CM Channi welcomes reopening of Kartarpur corridor; Punjab cabinet to visit shrine in Pak

Chandigarh, November 16

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday welcomed the Centre’s resolution of reopening the Kartarpur hall and stated the state cupboard shall be a part of the “Jatha”, which is able to go to the historic shrine in Pakistan on November 18.

Moreover Channi, Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, BJP nationwide normal secretary Tarun Chugh and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal additionally hailed the Centre’s transfer.

The Kartarpur hall hyperlinks Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the ultimate resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, with the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district.

Pilgrimage to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara was suspended in March final 12 months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Union Residence Minister Amit Shah stated on Tuesday that the Union authorities has determined to reopen the Kartarpur Sahib hall from Wednesday.

Gurpurab, which marks the start anniversary of Guru Nanak, shall be celebrated on November 19.

Channi welcomed the transfer and stated he because the Punjab CM had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Residence Minister Amit Shah to reopen the hall.

“I thank them”, he stated.

“All the cupboard shall be a part of the primary ‘Jatha’ (group) which is able to go to and pay obeisance on November 18,” Channi instructed reporters.

“I warmly welcome the choice to reopen the Sri Kartarpur Sahib Hall on the auspicious event of 552nd Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This laudatory step has fulfilled aspirations of thousands and thousands of devotees who’ve been disadvantaged of ‘darshan didare’ because of the Covid pandemic,” Channi stated later in a tweet.

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu additionally welcomed the choice.

“Welcome step…. The reopening of the hall of infinite prospects…invaluable present for Nanak naam levas…might the hall of the Nice Guru stay open eternally to bathe blessings on one an all….Sarbat da bhala,” stated Sidhu in a tweet.

In his earlier tweet, Sidhu had stated, “I urge GOI to reopen Kartarpur Hall, to create a brand new Darshan Asthan for ‘khule darshan didar’ for all and to cancel the three farm legal guidelines on Shri Guru Nanak’s Gurpurab, because it’s a day for reflection, rediscovery and reiteration of Gurus message of peace, concord & common brotherhood.”

Former chief minister Amarinder Singh thanked the PM and the Union house minister for the choice.

“My profound gratitude to PM @narendramodi and HM @AmitShah for the well timed opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Hall. It should provide an opportunity to 1000’s of devotees to pay obeisance on the holy shrine on the event of Guru Purab of Guru Nanak Dev,” stated Amarinder.

BJP nationwide normal secretary Tarun Chugh stated, “I thank the Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi for reopening the hall. With this resolution, Sikhs all over the world will have the ability to have a good time ‘Prakash Purab’ with full devotion and enthusiasm.”

On November 14, a delegation of Punjab BJP leaders had met the PM in Delhi and requested him to reopen the hall earlier than Gurpurb.

The Kartarpur Hall supplies Indian devotees visa-free entry to the ultimate resting place of Guru Nanak Dev. PTI

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