President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari greeted people in the country and Indians staying abroad on the birth anniversary of founder of the Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev, and urged them to follow his teachings.
“On the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, I extend warm greetings and best wishes to all my fellow citizens in India and abroad,” Mukherjee said.
He said the universal vision and humanism of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder of Sikh religion, had been an inspiration to people everywhere regardless of caste, colour or creed.
“May each one of us endeavour to follow the Guru’s profound teachings in our daily lives and work to strengthen the bonds of togetherness and mutual goodwill. On this most revered day, let us all unite to bring happiness in the lives of the suffering and strive for the betterment of humanity,” the President said.
The Vice President said: “Guru Nanak’s virtuous life and divine teachings forever inspire us to follow the path of truthfulness and have compassion for all humankind irrespective of caste, creed or religion.”
“Guru Nanak Dev ji is an icon of truth, compassion and righteousness. His virtuous life and his divine teachings forever inspire us to follow the path of truthfulness and have compassion for all humankind irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
“On this joyous occasion, I pray for harmony and peace in our country,” the Vice President said.