Why was Kartarpur allowed to go to Pakistan: Modi
"The gurdwara was just a few kilometres away but it was not brought in India. Building the Kartarpur corridor is an honest attempt to recompense that loss. It is an act of repentance for the mistake that happened in August 1947," he said.
The Prime Minister also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government would ensure that justice was provided to "all sisters and mothers" who were victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that followed the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
"The Central government is working to provide justice to those who have been subjected to injustice since 1984," he said.
Modi also said that his government had asked all Indian embassies to celebrate the 352nd 'Prakash Utsav' of Guru Gobind Singh.
Calling Guru Gobind Singh a "multi-talented personality", Modi said the Sikh master was not just a warrior but a poet and literary figure whose values could be found in the foundation of new India.