Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550th birth anniversary in Pakistan 12th November 2019
Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji 550th birth anniversary Celebration started in Pakistan on 12th November 2019. Sikh community is observing 550th birth anniversary of spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak’s all over the world and the Main ceremony in this regard will be held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib today. The government of Pakistan has exempted Sikh yatrees from a passport for one year and a service fee of US$20 from 9th to 12th November.package has been made for yatrees visiting Kartarpur on 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu will participate in the inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor on 9th November 2019. The corridor will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur, just 4 kilometers from the International Border, located at Narowal district of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Kartarpur is a visa-free corridor where Sikh pilgrims can come after getting their passports scanned and bio passport scanned, and biometric confirmation with a nominal payment of service charges of only 20 dollars per head. The pilgrims will come in the morning and will return in the evening. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will open the Kartarpur Corridor ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on November 12. The annual celebration has been given extra significance this year with the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, a secure, visa-free passage between India and Pakistan that gives Indian Sikhs access to the place where the guru died in 1539.
Pakistan will permit 5,000 Indian pilgrims of all faiths without a visa, per day, seven days a week, throughout the year, with the provision for additional numbers on special occasions, subject to capacity. The first batch of 1,100 Sikhs crossed over in Pakistan from Wagah Border to attend celebrations of 550 birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak in Nankana Sahib.
The yatrees will depart for India on November 13 and 14 after performing religious rites.