AMRITSAR: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan are separately scheduled to inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor on November 9. This creates a pilgrimage link between the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur and the Darbar Sahib in Pakistan ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on November 12. Apart from sikh religious leaders, politicians and normal citizens, dozens of Persons of Indian Origin are in Amritsar to attend the inauguration and be part of the first Jatha or group of pilgrims. SNI Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi spoke to Jagdish Singh Grewal, a journalist, businessman and politician from Canada, Dr Jasdev Singh Rai, a Sikh group leader and scholar from the UK and Gurdeep Singh Randhawa, the first Indian sikh to be elected to city parliament in Germany.
Jagdish Singh Grewal is the Editor and Publisher of the Canadian Punjabi Post, the first daily Punjabi newspaper in North America and Producer and Host on radio Khabarsar. He is also a businessman and attempted to run for Parliament from the Conservative Party.
Gurdeep Singh Randhawa is the first Indian sikh to be elected to City Parliament from the ruling Christian Democratic Unity Party in Germany. He is an established businessman.
Dr Jasdev Singh Rai is Honorary Director of the Sikh Human Rights Group in the UK and has led several SHRG teams at UN conferences. He has published academic papers on anti-terrorism, freedom of conscience, conflict resolution and Sikh philosophy.