New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the 553rd birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak at the residence of Iqbal Singh Lalpura, chairperson of National Commission for Minorities, on Monday.
After offering prayers to Guru Nanak Dev, PM Modi addressed the gathering on the occasion and conveyed his greetings and good wishes to the countrymen and those living abroad.
In his speech, The Prime Minister said, “I convey my hearty greetings and good wishes to the people of our country and those living abroad, on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji.”
“Our country has been blessed to have received spiritual and moral guidance from great teachers like Guru Nanak Dev ji, who evoked the inherent unity of mankind that is bound by the universal virtues of truth, kindness and righteousness,” he said, as reported by news agency ANI.
During my tenure as the PM, we got the privilege of celebrating 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, we had the privilege of celebrating the 400th Prakash Parv of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. Three years ago, we also celebrated the 550th Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, PM Modi said.
Inspired by Guru Nanak Dev Ji's thoughts, the country is moving ahead with the spirit of welfare of 130 crore Indians. The guidance that the country received from Guruvani centuries ago is also a tradition, a belief and a vision of a developed India for us today: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/n4so7Sq06z
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The Prime Minister said, “India earned the esteemed stature of Vishwaguru with the sagely wisdom of preceptors and masters like Guru Nanak Dev ji. He showed us the path of a compassionate virtuous life and an inclusive society. The pantheon of his Shabads and Sakhis is the timeless spiritual heritage of entire humanity. May Guru Nanak Dev’s eternal message guide us on the path of creating a kind, compassionate and peaceful world.”