PM Modi releases commemorative coin and stamp on Guru Gobind Singh ji

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh ji, on January 13, 2019 at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.

• The event marks the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji. The Prime Minister will also address a select gathering on this occasion.

• The Tenth Guru of Sikhs- Guru Gobind Singh has been a source of inspiration for many through his teachings and ideals.

Key highlights of this event

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh JiMaharaj in Patna on January 5, 2017.

• He released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion. In his address, the Prime Minister underlined how Guru Gobind Singh made a unique attempt to unite the country through the Khalsa sect and the five PanchPyaras belonged to different parts of India.

• He said that Guru Gobind Singh ji put knowledge at the core of his teaching.

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Mains Paper 1: Indian History

Prelims level: Guru Gobind Singh ji

Mains level: Medieval India

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