Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin of Rs 550 to mark the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. He praised the ideals and values of the Guru, his selfless service to humanity, devotion, heroism and sacrifice and urged people to follow his path. Guru Nanak Dev was born in 1496 and was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten gurus.
PM Modi said that Guru Gobind Singhji was a great warrior, philosopher poet and guru. He fought against oppression and injustice. His teachings to people focussed on breaking the barriers of religion and caste. His message of love, peace and sacrifice are equally relevant today.
The commemorative coin will have a picture of "Gurudwara Shri Ber Sahib, Sultanpur Lodhi, Punjab" with the inscription "550th Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji" in Hindi & English, on one side. The other side will have the Lion Capital of the Ashoka Pillar in the centre with Satyameva Jayate inscribed below.
The Union Cabinet had announced the construction of the Kartarpur Corridor in November 2018, as part of the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. It will be built from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur in Pakistan, where Guru Nanak spent 18 years.