550th Birth Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji to be celebrates in 2019
The year 2019 marks the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru
Nanak Dev Ji, the great saint and founder of the Sikh faith.
Guru Nanak’s teachings of love, peace and brotherhood hold
Considering the significance of this occasion, the Prime
Minister has constituted a National Implementation Committee (NIC) under the
Chairmanship of Union Home Minister with Finance Minister and Minister of State
for Culture as Members.
The Central Government has decided that the 550thBirth
Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji will be commemorated through a series of
activities, commencing in November 2018, throughout the country and across the
The Ministries/Departments in the country and the Indian
Missions abroad will organise various activities as part of the celebrations.
The important of the programme:
Commemorative coin and postage stamps will be released by
the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Department of
Sultanpur Lodhi, where Guru Nanak spent much of his life,
will be developed as a heritage city, also incorporating Pind Babe Nanak Da, by
the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with the State
Government of Punjab.
Ministry of Railways will upgrade Sultanpur Lodhi railway
station with modern amenities.
A National Institute of Inter Faith Studies will be set up
by Ministry of Human Resource Development in Punjab for which the State
Government will provide land free of cost.
Ministry of Electronic and IT will install a high powered
telescope in India for the devotees to view Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan.
Chair on Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji will be set up by the
Ministry of Human Resource Developmentin one University each in UK and Canada.
An International seminar on the life and teachings of Shri
Guru Nanak Dev Ji will be organised in New Delhi by Ministry of Culture.
States/UTs will also be requested to celebrate 550th Birth
Anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in a befitting manner. Ministry of
Culture will work with the State Governments for this.
Ministry of Railways will run a train passing through places
associated with Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Educational activities such as seminars, workshops,
lectures, etc. shall be organised throughout the country by Ministry of Human
Resource Development in association with SGPC.
Publication of Gurbani in different Indian languages will be
made by National Book Trust (NBT), Ministry of Human Resource Development.
UNESCO will be requested to translate and publish anthology of Shri Guru Nanak
Dev Ji’s writings in world languages.