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Delhi govt to provide Rs 10 cr for Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary year celebrations

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to provide Rs 10 crore for celebrations to mark Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary year and establish a Punjabi Chair at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Governing Council of the Punjabi Academy and it was chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Sisodia also gave his nod to a digital library or museum on the life of Guru Nanak Dev, according to a statement.

"The Delhi government will make a provision of Rs 10 crore for the celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary year of Guru Nanak Dev," it stated.

The government will also approve a proposal to establish a Punjabi Chair at JNU, the statement said.

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First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 19:25 IST