Former PM Manmohan Singh to visit Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan in November

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Oct 03, 2019, 03:15 PM(IST)

File photo: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Photograph:( AFP )

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Dr Manmohan Singh will also attend the main event of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi on November 12.

Former Prime Minister of India Dr Mammohan Singh on Thursday accepted an invitation extended by the Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to join the first Jatha (religious group) to Sri Kartarpur Gurdwara on November 9 for attending the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor.

Dr Manmohan Singh will also attend the main event of Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi on November 12.

It is interesting to know that former Indian PM Singh never visited Pakistan during 10 years of his prime ministership. Manmohan Singh was born in Gah which is in now in Pakistan's Punjab Province but after partition, his family shifted to Amritsar.

On Monday, Pakistani FM Qureshi announced that they would invite Dr Manmohan Singh for the opening of Kartarpur corridor, though no official reply has come from the former PM.

Earlier in the day, Punjab CM met PM Modi to invite him for Kartarpur corridor opening. He also sought, "clearance for special delegation to visit Gurdwara Nankana Sahib & bring back Nagar Kirtan to mark the historic occasion", a tweet by the media advisor of Punjab CM, Raveen Thukral said.

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Both President Kovind and PM Modi have accepted Punjab CM’s invite to attend 550th Guru Nanak Prakash Purab celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Ji in November.

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The corridor is expected to be open by November 2019 during the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev Ji by both India and Pakistan though there hasn't been any official announcement.

The Gurudwara is built on the location where Guru Nanak Dev Ji spent the last 18 years of his life and is located in Pakistan's Narowal district, about four km from Dera Baba Nanak on the Indian side.

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