Central bank unveils commemorative coins to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversaryThe central bank releases such commemorative coins to mark certain important occasions.
Nepal Rastra Bank has unveiled three coins in the denomination of Rs100, Rs1,000 and Rs2,500 to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first ten Sikh Gurus.
Nepal Rastra Bank Governor Chiranjivi Nepal and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri jointly unveiled the commemorative coins at a programme in the Capital on Friday.
The central bank releases such commemorative coins to mark certain important occasions. Earlier this month, the central had released similar commemorative coins in the denomination of Rs100, Rs1,000 and Rs2,500 to mark culture expert and historian Satya Mohan Joshi’s hundredth birthday.
Both Nepal and Puri also released “Sikh Heritage of Nepal”, a book which attempts to highlight the major Sikh connection to Nepal, published by BP Koirala India Nepal Foundation, Embassy of India.
Prominent leaders of the Sikh community from India, representatives of Nepal’s Sikh community and people from different walks of life attended the programme, according to the Embassy of India in Kathmandu.