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The most awaited Kartarpur corridor (between India & Pakistan) Building Design and Architecture has been unveiled by the Creative Group

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New Delhi based architecture firm Creative Group had taken this holistic work to accomplished. Now they have presented the design of passenger terminal Building for Kartarpur Corridor between India And Pakistan. The holistic Terminal Building has been planned on a plot of 15 acres at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur District of Panjab. The Design & The architecture will construct by the Lend Ports Authority of India. And the project cost is estimated at about ₹ 190 crores. The holistic work has been expected to accomplish before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh Religion in November 2019.

 

The Approval of Kartarpur Corridor had been given by the previous Government of India in November 2018 after talking with Government of Pakistan. This holistic approach has been taken to spread the universal message of greate guru in term of creating peace, harmony, and unity among all over the world and between two countries in particular. The length of this corridor is about 6km (4 Km in Pakistan and 2 km in India approximately). this corridor will connect historic gurdwaras of Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur District of Panjab(India) with Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur in Narowal District of Punjab (Pakistan).

Due to the partition of India, and creation of Pakistan in 1947, many historic and holistic Sikh shrines were left in Pakistan. Due to the conflict of India & Pakistan, The Sikh community of India and abroad was finding it difficult to visit these holistic shrines due to visa-related issues. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpuris is the nearest Sikh shrine which is situated the nearest the border of India and Pakistan. Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur is the holistic place, where Guru Nanak Dev lived last 18 years of his life and this is the final resting place of guru also. Due to visa-related issues, people of India used to see the glimpse of the holy shrine through the binoculars installed at Dera Baba Nanak.

It was a very the long-standing demand of the Sikh community to provide a hassle-free facility to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan so that the devotees can see that holistic place without facing visa-related issues. Now, approval has been given for the corridor through both governments, Therefore the foundation stone of the corridor was laid down on the Indian side on November 26, 2018, by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu. While on the Pakistan side, the foundation stone was laid by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan on November 28, 2018. Ever since the foundation stones were laid, the construction work is going on in full swings in both the countries. Therefore the Sikh community is delighted and excited to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in November 2019.

The Creative Group’s Principal Architects Charanjit Singh Shah and Gurpreet Singh Shah have visioned this dream project as a physical homage to Guru Nanak Dev. They endeavored to create the sensitivity of art and architecture in symbolizing the universal message of oneness of humanity through various elements.

The design of the Passenger Terminal Building has been inspired by Guru Nanak’s universal message of oneness of God and Truthful living. Two important elements of design are ‘Wall of Pride’ and ‘Wall of Unity’. These elements will depict Guru Nanak’s journeys (Udasis) in India, Pakistan and many other countries of the world.

The built-form, originating from the religious symbol - Khanda - of Sikhism, gives a unique identity to the Terminal Building. Gateway to the complex is crowned by five petals which symbolize five Vows of Sikhism.

Reference By:- worldarchitecture.org

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