Amarinder to urge Modi to prevail upon Pak to open other historic Gurdwaras
Chandigarh/Sultanpur Lodhi, November 12
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that he would take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of prevailing upon Pakistan to grant Indian devotees open access to more historic gurdwaras across the border.
The announcement was made during the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, where President of India Ram Nath Kovind joined the Chief Minister in leading the historic celebrations in the state. Punjab Governor VPS Badnore and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot were among the galaxy of luminaries present at the state-level function to mark the auspicious occasion.
CM also announced his government’s decision to honour Punjab Police personnel with `Prakash Purb Tagma (Medal) for their service to the state in the true spirit of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji’s ideology.
He also announced that the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations, which commenced last year, would continue till November 2020.
Once again expressing his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pak PM Imran Khan for helping realise the Sikh community’s dream of visiting the Kartarpur Gurdwara, Captain Amarinder hoped this would be followed by more such gurdwaras in Pakistan being opened to Indian devotees. He said he would personally take up the matter with Modi and urge him to raise the issue with Imran to facilitate the realization of the Sikh community’s dream to visit those gurdwaras, such as Panja Sahib and Nankana Sahib, also.
He complemented all those who had worked for more than a year to make these commemorative events a success, including Ministers, MLAs, Officers, Engineers, Workers and others.
President Ram Nath Kovind, who was earlier received at the helipad by the Punjab Chief Minister and the Governor, described Guru Nanak Dev ji as an apostle of love, peace and religious tolerance, and a champion of equality. Guru Ji’s Bani, in the dialect used by the common man, continues to inspire millions, he said, advocating pursuance of his teachings in letter and in spirit for the creation of harmonious society. The President thanked the Punjab Chief Minister for inviting him on this historic occasion.