President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave their greeting to the people of the country on the occasion of Gurpurab the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the faith.
“Gurpurab greetings to all. Let us follow the path of peace, compassion and service shown by Guru Nanak Devji,” the President said.
Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as Gurpurab and Parkash Utsav is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.
Extending his greetings on the occasion, Modi said Guru Nanak was not only the first guru of the Sikhs but also a “guru to the entire world”. He urged people to follow Guru Nanak’s ideals and teachings.
“On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Devji and recall his noble thoughts,” Modi tweeted.
Modi said: “He ran a ‘langar’ which sowed the seeds of the spirit of service among fellow beings. Partaking of ‘langar’ together created a feeling of unity and oneness in people.”