Nankana Sahib: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of Baba Guru Nanak University here on Monday.
The initiative is part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh religion, who was born in Nankana Sahib, a small town in the Punjab province of Pakistan, where Sikhs from around the world go for pilgrimage, Pakistani media reported.
Speaking at the ceremony, Khan said laying the foundation stone of the university was an apt tribute on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. “Kartarpur is the Madina of the Sikh community and the Nankana Sahib its Makkah,” said the Prime Minister.
The gurdwara, located some 4 km from the border with India, is believed to have been built on the site where Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, died in the 16th Century.
Khan will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor on November 9.
Setting up of the university, Khan said was part of his plans to give top priority to education sector. Members of the Sikh community would also be able to get education at this university, he added.