Pakistan issues a commemorative coin on Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birthday

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Oct, 2019. 11:25 am
commemorative coin to observe Baba Guru Nanak's 550th anniversary

The federal government has issued a commemorative coin of 50 rupees on the 550th birthday of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

The Sikh pilgrims, during their visit to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib next month, will be able to buy the coin of worth Rs50.

The postage stamps, with the image of Gurdwara Janam Asthan, will also be issued worth Rs8 and could be used commonly.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the project on November 9, three days before the 550th birth anniversary Baba Guru Nanak that will be celebrated on November 12.

On Monday, he also laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Punjab Chief Minister, other Provincial and Federal Ministers and Foreign Ambassadors.

Interior Minister Ijaz Shah said this will be the first university of its kind in which focus will be laid on Punjabi and Khalsa languages.

The University will also work to promote religious tourism in the country, besides serving as a community center for the Sikh community, based in Pakistan and abroad.

It is worth mentioning that officials of Pakistan and India in a historic event on Thursday signed an agreement for opening Kartarpur Corridor.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor on Nov 9.

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