PM Modi remembers Guru Gobind Singh, releases commemorative coins on his birth anniversary
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday released a commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh to mark the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh master.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also attended the event.
Addressing a small gathering on the occasion at his residence, the Prime Minister said, "Through Kartarpur corridor, Sikh devotees will be able to make visa-free pilgrimage to Darbar Sahib in Narowal, Pakistan, on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev."
"August 1947 mein jo chuk hui thi, yeh uska prayaschit hai. Humare guru ka sabse mehatvapurn sthal sirf kuch hi kilometer dur tha lekin use bhi apne saath nahi liya gaya. Yeh corridor uss nuksaan ko kum karne ka pramanik pramaan hai (This is penance for the blunder in 1947. Although the most important place of our Guru was just a few kilometres away, we did not take it. This corridor is a move to lessen that loss)," he said.
Before the event, Modi tweeted a tribute to Guru Gobind Singh ji on the occasion.