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Posted at: Jan 8, 2017, 2:59 PM; last updated: Jan 8, 2017, 2:59 PM (IST)

Silver coins on Guru Gobind sell in huge numbers at Prakash Parv

Silver coins on Guru Gobind sell in huge numbers at Prakash Parv
Devotees during the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh Ji in Patna on Friday. PTI photo

Jitendra K Shrivastava

Tribune News Service

Patna, January 8

Sikh devotees, who visited Patna to attend the week-long Prakash Parv, have purchased silver coins worth Rs 28 lakh so far to keep as souvenirs.

To mark the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh, silver coins had been issued. These coins became a prized possession for the pilgrims as they will serve as a milestone for the historical occasion.

The 10 gram silver coins are available for Rs 700 at the office of Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji.  

Daljeet Singh, who manages the coin sales, said: “Sikh pilgrims have been purchasing the coins rapidly to mark the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh’s 350th birth anniversary. They want to keep it as a souvenir. We are committed to facilitate the coin sales as per the demands.”

Patiala-based Dr KS Ahluwalia, who served devotees for free at a medical camp during Prakash Parv, said: “Since we paid our visits to the Guru on his 350th anniversary celebrations, we purchased silver coins to enliven our memory.”

He also praised the way Bihar CM Nitish Kumar arranged the function.

India Post had also released postage stamps to mark the occasion which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

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