KARACHI (92 News) – The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has formally issued a commemorative coin on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
A ceremony to this effect was held in Karachi on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, State Bank of Pakistan Governor Reza Baqir said the purpose of releasing the commemorative coin by the central bank is to supplement and be part of national efforts to promote interfaith harmony.
He said the founder of Sikh religion preached the message of peace and brotherhood. He expressed the confidence that through this coin his message will reach every household.
On the other hand, Sikh community
is celebrating 550th birth anniversary of founder Baba Guru Nanak’s all over the world today. Main ceremony in this regard will be held at Gurdwara Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib today.
It is one of the biggest birthday celebrations in the world: millions of Sikhs will mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak.
The annual celebration has been given extra significance this year with the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor
, a secure, visa-free passage between India and Pakistan that gives Indian Sikhs access to the place where the guru died in 1539, now one of the religion’s holiest sites.
Several federal ministers will join large numbers of Sikh religion followers from world over in the ceremony. Foolproof security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar
, in his message, on the occasion said opening of Kartarpur corridor has rejuvenated the joys of Sikh community and it is another historic step of the PTI government for promotion of religious harmony.
Usman Buzdar has congratulated the Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He said the birthday of Baba Guru Nanak is a festival of joy and religious fervour.
He said that Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the best example of religious tolerance and inter-faith harmony.