Pakistan’s government on Tuesday in Islamabad publicized coins in honor of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak (15th April 1469 – 22nd September 1539) was the founder of Sikhism. Baba Guru Nanak Devji was the first of the ten Sikh gurus. His birth anniversary is celebrated all across the world as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on Kartik Pooranmashi as the full moon day in the month of Katak between October-November.
The opening of Kartarpur Corridor for the Sikh Pilgrims from India has become a major initiative as it comes among exacerbated tensions between India and Pakistan. Tracking and following the Centre’s decision to abrogate article 370 that allowed special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The agreement was signed to open up the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarput sahib, one of the Sikhism’s holiest pilgrimage sites in Narowal district of Punjab without a visa. Pakistan announced that it would issue additional visas to the Indian Sikh pilgrims community above 3000 limit allowed under the special protocol for their visit between 5th November to 14th November.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will conventionally consecrate the Kartarpur Corridor on 9th November right three days before the 550th birth-anniversary celebrations of Sikh’s Guru Nanak. On Monday, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University in Tehsil Nankana Sahib signifying the importance of the overall initiative and its religious values.
Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPN) Chairman Dr. Amir Ahmed revealed to The Express Tribune that Sikh Pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib next month to celebrate the birth anniversary of their religious founder Baba Guru Nanak will be able to buy the coin of worth Rs. 50/- along with the postal stamp worth Rs. 8/- to the traveling pilgrims as announced by the news agency ANI, the Postage stamp could be used commonly and will have the image of Gurdwara Janam Asthan. Kartarpur Corridor holds a great significance for the Sikh community as it by the holiest site for Sikhs located in the District Narowal Pakistan’s Province, Punjab.
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