Guru Nanak's ideas were world heritage: PM Modi

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on saturday he said Guru nanak He not only belonged to the Sikhs, but his ideas were an inheritance of the entire world and of humanity, as he praised the direct connectivity that will be established with Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan on November 9.

At an Indian diaspora event here, he also released commemorative coins to mark Guru nanak 's 550th birth anniversary and a Thai translation of Thirukurral, a Tamil classic.

Nanak not only belonged to Sikhism but his ideas are an inheritance of the entire world and of humanity, he said.

It is our responsibility to share the benefit of our heritage with everyone, he said.

You will know that in a few days a direct connectivity with Kartarpur Sahib will be established. On November 9, after the Kartarpur Corridor opens, Indian pilgrims will be able to visit Kartarpur Sahib directly, he said.

"I request you to come to India with family and experience Guru nanak 's heritage," he said.

The Indian government for the last year across globe has been holding events to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru nanak , PM Modi said.

India and Pakistan last week signed the agreement on the Kartarpur Corridor that will allow Indian pilgrims to undertake visa-free visit to Darbar Sahib, the shrine of the Sikh religion's founder Guru nanak Dev in Pakistan, notwithstanding a chill in the bilateral ties over .

The agreement will allow 5,000 Indian pilgrims daily to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib where Guru nanak spent last 18 years of his life.

Last November, both India and Pakistan agreed to set up the Kartarpur Corridor to link the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib - the final resting place of Guru nanak - in Pakistani town of Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.