Foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province

The foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province by Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Jul 17,2019 06:29:08 pm

Foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province

17 July 2019 Current Affairs:The foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak International University has been laid in Nankana Sahib in Pakistan's Punjab province  by Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar. It is the birth place of founder of Sikhism Baba Guru Nanak Dev. The cost estimated for the Varsity is over Rs. 258 crores spread over 10 acres  ahead of beginning of International Nagar Kirtan by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on July 25.
This university would help promote religious tourism in Pakistan and also portray country’s good image at international level. A motel of Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) has also been installed to promote religious tourism. 

Reason for the University:
Sikhs living in Pakistan demanded university of their religion Baba Guru Nanak at his birthplace in Nankana Sahib. The construction proposal of building university was 1st surfaced in 2003 during Punjab government of Pervaiz Elahi.
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