Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the Nepal government has decided to release three coins and a postal stamp to commemorate the occasion.
According to a report by Times of India, the sample coins have already been shown to the Sikh leadership in Nepal and are expected to be released soon.
“With our persistent efforts, Nepal government has agreed to release Rs 100, Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,500 coins besides a postal stamp,” the report quoted Pritam Singh, President of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Satsang in Kathmandu, as saying.
Singh, the report suggests, also said that they had also initiated a process to take charge of Gurdwara Nanak Math situated on the banks of river Vishnumati in Kathmandu.
The report quoted Singh as saying that during one of his journeys, Guru Nanak had stayed in Kathmandu, while returning from Tibet, following which the then king had given around 200 acres of land.
“Unfortunately now only about 4 acres of land is left and in the year 1965 we had to make a boundary wall around the land” said Pritam Singh.
Advisor to Gurdwara Guru Nanak Satsang committee Ajit Singh said that Nepal government's announcement of release of coins and postal stamp was a matter of great honour not only for the Sikhs living in Nepal but across the globe. "We are overwhelmed with Nepal government's gesture" he said.
(With inputs from The Times of India)
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