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Nepal launches three commemorative coins, on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Nepal launches three commemorative coins, on 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the Nepal government launched three coins in denominations of Nepali rupees 2500, 1000 and 100. Commemorative coins were launched by Nepal Rashtra Bank governor Chiranjivi Nepal and Indian ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri.

  • Guru Nanak was born on 29 November 1469 in Nankana Sahib, Pakistan. He was the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh guru.
  • Nepal has a deep Sikh connection. It is believed that 500 years ago, Guru Nanak visited the Nanak Math Kathmandu, Nepal. Centuries-old handwritten Sikh manuscript is also preserved there.
  • In 2004, Nepal became one of the first few countries that issued legal tender with a Sikh connection in the form of a commemorative coin. It was released on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Khalsa.

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