Sikhs observe 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak


NANKANA SAHIB:     The Sikh community on Tuesday observed 550th birth anniversary of spiritual leader Baba Guru Nanak – the founder of Sikhism who died in the 16th Century.
The main ceremony to pay respect to Baba Guru Nanak held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan in Nankana Sahib. Several federal ministers joined Sikh devotees and followers from all over the world in the ceremony.
Meanwhile, foolproof security arrangements were made to avoid any untoward incident.
The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued commemorative coin worth Rs550 to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
One side of the coin has the image of Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib, while the other side of the coin is engraved with the words of ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’.
Earlier, the government also issued commemorative postage stamps to mark the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. With the image of Gurdwara Janam Asthan and worth Rs8, the stamps can be used commonly.
Under the approval from Prime Minister Imran Khan, Minister for Postal Services Murad Saeed had directed the Pakistan Post to issue stamps.
The Pakistan Post will establish a post office at Kartarpur complex to facilitate Sikh pilgrims. Another post office will also be opened in Nankana Sahib. Moreover, these stamps will be provided in 192 member countries of Universal Postal Union.