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Govt to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev next year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The 550th of Dev, the first Guru and founder of the faith, will be commemorated by the government next year with events across the globe, said Tuesday.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Home

"There will be special programmes in the country as well as in different parts of the world to commemorate the 550th of Shri Dev ji," Sharma told reporters after the meeting.

The government has already decided to commemorate the 550th of Dev as 'universal brotherhood year' and the will hold special functions worldwide through Indian missions.

The (NIC), headed by the home minister, also decided to commemorate the centenary of Jalliwanwala Bagh massacre, 200th birth anniversary of Satguru and birth anniversary of 'Rajmata' next year, Sharma said.

"All required funds will be provided by the central government," he said.

Those who attended the NIC meeting included Arun Jaitley, Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, former besides others.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 17:15 IST