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Nepal New Commemorative: Guru Nanak
« on: July 20, 2019, 03:00:02 PM »
Nepal to Release Coins, Stamp for Guru Nanak’s Birth Anniversary


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.

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.

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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Re: Nepal New Commemorative: Guru Nanak
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 04:33:18 PM »
It is good to know that Nepal Rashtra Bank has learnt its lesson well.
On 400th Ann of Guru Granth Sahib, it issued this coin and had to stop its release since the local Sikh community objected to its design. The book is never shown in open condition.

Government of India had also to cut a sorry figure when Gurta Gaddi coin was never allowed to be released by Sikh community. Later, Bhagat Singh coin was also delayed in issue for several years after release on the basis of objections. It was issued after several years with old specifications.

Interestingly, Guru Nanak coin will be issued by Pakistan and India too.
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Re: Nepal New Commemorative: Guru Nanak
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 04:46:28 PM »
I edited the image
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