New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti — also called Gurpurab — and urged people to “unite to bring happiness in the lives of the suffering & strive for the betterment of humanity”.
“Warm greetings & best wishes to all my fellow citizens in India & abroad on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji,” Mukherjee tweeted.
“Universal vision & humanism of Guru Nanak Devji have been an inspiration to people everywhere…May each one of us endeavour to follow the Guru’s profound teachings & work to strengthen the bonds of togetherness,” Mukherjee tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab and urged the people to draw inspiration from the teachings of Guru Nanak.
“Gurupurab wishes to everyone. The inspiring teachings of the venerable Guru Nanak guide us in creating a prosperous and harmonious society,” Modi tweeted.
Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti or Prakash Utsav is the sacred festival of the Sikh community.
Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in Talwandi near Lahore (now Nankana Sahib), Pakistan, on April 15, 1469.
However, his birthday is celebrated during the Hindi month of Kartik in autumn.