LocationIt is situated at a distance 48 miles on the west from Lahore. Guru Nanak dev ji passed his whole childhood and young age in Nankana Sahib. Nankana is the site of several historic gurdwaras built to commemorate miraculous occurrences during Guru Nanak’s life. The gurdwaras are surrounded by 18,750 acres of land bestowed to Guru Nanak by Rai Bular Bhatti, the Muslim headman of Talwandi village. His descendants have revered Guru Nanak through the centuries.
During the 20 February 1921
In November of 1999
In May 2005In May 2005, the provincial government decided to raise the status of Nankana Sahib to that of a district as a way of promoting development in the area.In 2007, the Pakistan government announced a plan to set up a university on Sikh religion and culture at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak. "The international Guru Nanak University planned at Nankana Sahib would have the best architecture, curricula and research centre on Sikh religion and culture", Chairman of Pakistan's Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), Gen (Retd) Zulfikar Ali Khan, said.
DevelopmentThe possibility of the development of a university, named after Guru Nanak, has been raised. The Punjab government decided to link Nankana Sahib District with the provincial capital, Lahore. With these plans the Punjab government is completing "Khanqah Dogran Interchange" (on the M-2) very swiftly, which is a helpful project to develop the newly created District of Nankana Sahib. This will also give access to the Grand Trunk Road, which leads to the Indian Punjab from the Wagah border. Recently, a Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.
Gandhiin NankanaSahibMahatama Gandhi visited Nankana Sahib on March 3, 1921. Addressing the gathering, Mahatama said: "I have come to share your anguish and grief. It is interesting indeed to note that the Sikhs in this drama remained peaceful and non-violent from the start to the end. This (the behaviour of the Sikhs) has greatly added to the glory and prestige of India…" "All indications point to the fact that the cruel and barbaric action is the second edition of Jallianwala Bagh massacre; rather more evil and more invidious than even Jallianwala". The Mahatama further spoke: "the action of these dimensions could not be perpetrated by Mahant alone. The government officers are also involved in this heinous crime. Where had the authorities gone when the Mahant was making preparations for murderous plans"
UniversitiesHigher Education InstitutesVirtual University of Pakistan Nankana Sahib Campus Baba Guru Nanak University TBA
- Government College Nankana Sahib
- Hira Public School Nankana Sahib
- Dar-e-Arqam Schools
- Allied Schools (Pakistan)
- Government Guru Nanak School Nankana Sahib