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64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas

On December 6th 2019, the country observed the 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The day marks the death anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, who passed away in 1956. Ambedkar is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ or the ‘Chief Architect of the Constitution’ in recognition of his role in framing the Indian Constitution. He ..

Air India depicted ‘Ik Onkar’ on tail to mark 550th birth anniversary of Nanak Dev

In a unique gesture to mark 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, National carrier Air India has depicted Sikh religious symbol ‘Ik Onkar’ on one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft . The aircraft will fly on October 31 from Amritsar to London. Ek Onkar, which means “God is One”, is the ..

India signs Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

To celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev, India and Pakistan have recently signed the landmark agreement to operationalise the historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, just about 4 km from the International Boundary.  It will connect the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Punjab with the Gurdwara ..

UNESCO to translate and publish writings of Guru Nanak Dev

To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of his writings into major languages of the world. This information was given by Ministry of Culture via a tweet. 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Year 2019 marks ..

India’s National Emblem

The state emblem depicts four lions, standing back to back. It is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, the capital is crowned by the Wheel of the Law (Dharma Chakra). The Lion Capital was erected in the third ..

Persons in News: A.A.Manavalan

Saraswati Samman to A A Manavalan for his comparative study on Ramayana The esteemed Saraswati Samman was conferred on AA Manavalan for his work, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum. “Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum” A comparative study of epic Ramayana in 48 different languages. The characters, plot and individual insertions of the book deals with the alterations that occurred ..

Gunman kills 6 at Sikh Temple in Wisconsin

A gunman shot 6 worshippers dead at a Sikh temple at Oak creek in Wisconsin. Oak Creek: A city in Milwaukee County of Wisconsin state of US. Wisconsin: A state located in north central region of the US. The US has 50 states. Sikhism is 5th largest organized religion in the world, with more than ..

Madhya Pradesh: Sanchi becomes first blind-friendly heritage site

Buddhist sites in Sanchi have recently become the first friendly world heritage monuments in country for the visually challenged. Special tactile walkways, signages in Braille, beepers and a Braille map would make the famed Buddhist monuments, including the Stupa, come alive for the visually challenged, who will also be also allowed to “feel” the grandeur ..