Gurdaspur – To get the free access for Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan from Indian border town Dera Baba Nanak, Sikh devotees led by Kartarpur Sahib Ravi Darshan Abhilashi Sanstha under the aegis of veteran Akali leader Kuldeep Singh Wadala offered a monthly prayer on Indo-Pak International Border on Wednesday. It was the 204th prayer which was organised on the occasion of every Amavasya.Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was constructed in the memory first Guru of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev and the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was left behind in Pakistan during the Indo-Pak Partition in 1947, which was just 3 km from the border town of Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district, where Guru Nanak Dev used to cultivate agricultural land and also spent 17 years of his life and. The first Sikh master also passed away at Kartarpur where a Gurdwara was constructed in his memory before Partition. Border Security Force (BSF) had constructed a Darshan Sthal on Indo-Pak border to provide facility for the devotees to see Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on its own cost, besides a canteen for the pilgrims who come from different parts of the country and abroad every day. Kartarpur Sahib Ravi Darshan Abhilashi Sanstha had been seeking free access which is also called corridor from Dera Baba Nanak to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib and for this purposed its deputation had already met former Prime Ministers of both countries who had expressed their sympathy. The Union Government led by then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had sent then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to review the possibility to provide corridor to the Sikh devotees. The Sanstha also visited Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan a number of times and spent several lakh rupees on the karsewa (renovation work) on the Gurdwara. Besides, a number of Sikh organisations from India and abroad visit the spot to seek free corridor from Dera Baba Nanak.
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