[Daily Times 13 November 2019] The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday 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. Speaking on the occasion, SBP Governor Reza Baqir said the purpose of releasing the commemorative coin by the central bank was 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 confidence that through this coin his message will reach every household. Millions of Sikhs are marking the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak today. On his birthday, Sikhs around the world, but especially on the subcontinent, will come together to sing, pray, eat and hold sprawling processions to different gurdwaras. Some of the biggest celebrations will be the site of their one of their holiest shrines, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India.
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