Bangkok, November 2: To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh religion and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released the commemorative coin. The Prime Minister also released a Thai translation of Tamil classic 'Tirukkural' at the "Sawasdee PM Modi" event in Bangkok, Thailand. In a similar move, Pakistan had also issued a Rs 50 commemorative coin to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
On November 9, PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor and dispatch the first lot of pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Punjab province of Punjab. Former PM Manmohan Singh would be the part of the Sikh delegation led by Punjab CM Amarinder Singh. Guru Nanak Dev 550th Birth Anniversary: Know Date And Significance of Guru Nanak Jayanti.
Thailand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases a commemorative coin marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev & also releases a Thai translation of Tamil classic 'Tirukkural', at the #SawasdeePMModi event in Bangkok. pic.twitter.com/EosGzVbkXY
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The Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Narowal district of Punjab province in Pakistan is located around four kilometres from the border near Dera Baba Nanak. Indian can visit the shrine around the year via a corridor. Every day 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit.