PM pays obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurdwara; reaches Dera Baba Nanak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Ber Sahib in Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab. Photo: PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (November 9) morning reached the Dera Baba Nanak at 11 am for the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor and met the former chief minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal.

He paid obeisance at historic Ber Sahib Gurdwara, before heading for Dera Baba Nanak.

At the Ber Sahib Gurdwara, Modi was received by former Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief Jagir Kaur, who is in charge of celebrations connected with 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev.

The prime minister was presented a siropa (robe of honour) by Kaur on behalf of the SGPC. Modi spent nearly 20 minutes at the Gurdwara and listened to the kirtan.

At the Gurdwara, Modi was accompanied by Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Union Minister and SAD MP, Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Earlier upon reaching here, Modi was received by Amarinder Singh while Badnore and Harsimrat Kaur were also present.

Over five lakh devotees have paid obeisance at Gurudwara Ber Sahib. Guru Nanak Dev had spent 14 years of his early life at Sultanpur Lodhi and used to take daily bath in the holy Kali Bein.

Sultanpur Lodhi city is decked up with flowers, hoardings and several colourful gates to welcome the pilgrims.

A bicycle company of Ludhiana is also providing bicycles free of charge to devotees to commute in the city, Kaur said earlier.