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Guru Nanak anniversary coins, stamps approved

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

A Sikh committee has approved the design for the commemorative coins and postage stamps which will mark in November, according to a media report.

The Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (PSGPC) on Wednesday said during a meeting that one side of the coin will have the image of Janam Asthan Nankana Sahib, while the other side will have the words Islamic Republic of and the number 550, The Express Tribune reported.

The postage stamps, which will be worth Rs8 and could be used commonly, will also have the image of Janam Asthan Nankana Sahid and the number 550.

The PSGPC expressed their satisfaction over the preparations made by the (EPTB).

For the Sikh pilgrims who will come to the country from across the world makeshift tents will be set up in Nankana Sahib and could accommodate 25,000 pilgrims, the report said.

The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary year of founder Dev, whose birthplace is Sri Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

Last November, both and Pakistan agreed to set up the corridor to link the historic Gurdwara Darbar Sahib the final resting place of in Pakistani town of with Dera in Punjab's district.

Sahib is located in Pakistan's district across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera shrine.

The corridor will facilitate of Indian Sikh pilgrims to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur.

Pakistan has committed to open the corridor in November this year on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of

EPTB Dr assured PSGPC officials that all arrangements will be completed in time for Guru Nanak Devji's 550th birthday.

Sikh pilgrims from all over the world will be welcomed and provided accommodation and security, he said. He added that special trains will also be made operational for the pilgrims.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 19:56 IST