President Ram Nath Kovind, spouse visited Sultanpur Lodhi on Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary
Asserting that Guru Nanak Dev lives in “our hearts”, President Ram Nath Kovind known as upon individuals on Tuesday to comply with the trail proven by the founding father of Sikhism and work in the direction of eliminating social disparities.
He additionally impressed upon individuals to imbibe the teachings of all of the 10 Sikhs Gurus to contribute in making our nation and the world a greater place.
Sporting a swimsuit and a turban, President Kovind, alongside together with his spouse Savita Kovind, arrived at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab’s Kapurthala district to attend the 550th beginning anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.
He was obtained by Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his spouse Preneet Kaur. Later, the President drove straight to the historic Gurdwara Ber Sahib, the place he and his spouse paid obeisance.
The President then addressed non secular gatherings at two occasions organised by the Punjab Government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).
Notably, the Punjab authorities and the SGPC has been at loggerheads over the problem of joint celebrations of 550th beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The SGPC arrange a separate stage at a stadium close to Gurdwara Ber Sahib to carry the principle occasion whereas the state authorities arrange its personal ”pandal” to carry the operate.
President Kovind first went to the stage arrange by the Punjab authorities, the place he was honoured with a memento and a ceremonial sword.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot and Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore had been current on the occasion.
Greeting the gathering with “Sat Sri Akal”, the President stated, “Guru Nanak Dev lives in our hearts. He is our common legacy. He is the guiding light for the entire humanity. It is the responsibility of all of us to follow his ideals and work towards eliminating social disparities.”
Guru Nanak Dev unfold the sunshine of knowledge together with his teachings and preached ”Sarbat Da Bhala” which suggests welfare of all, asking individuals to rise above inequalities, caste and creed, the President stated.
“Guru Nanak Dev ji”s life and teachings give a message of affection, compassion and brotherhood for the entire humanity. I extend my heartiest congratulations to countrymen and the Indians all over the world on the occasion,” the President stated.
Ram Nath Kovind make clear how Guru Nanak by his teachings enlightened the society, which in the course of the 15th century was plagued with social ills, together with casteism, as darkness of ignorance prevailed.
“He gave the ”maha mantra” to mankind — ”Naam Japo, Kirat Karo and Wand Chhako” – chant the name of God, put in hard and honest labour, and share the fruits of one’s earnings with others,” he stated.
At the SGPC occasion, the place Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal, ex-Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal had been current, the President delivered his speech in Punjabi.
He stated that being in Sultanpur Lodhi on the 550th beginning anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev is a matter of nice pleasure.
“This is the land where Guru Nanak Dev attained enlightenment. The town has places associated with spiritual journey of the Guru. After attaining enlightenment here, he travelled far and wide to spread the light of knowledge,” he stated.
Guru Nanak Dev preached equality, brotherhood, good deeds and behavior whereas making efforts to rid the society of varied ills, the President stated, including the Sikhism founder used easy language to make sure his message reached most individuals.
He broke the parable that if one has to achieve “moksha” one has to go away one’s household. Through his life, he put earlier than individuals an instance of fusion of onerous work and “bairaag”, the President stated.
“It is the result of spiritual knowledge based on hard work that the followers of Guru Nanak are known for their success worldwide and appreciated for their ”Sanjhi Varta” (collective voice),” he stated.
“It is common to see those reaching pinnacle of success perform all kind of ”Sewa” (voluntary service) in Gurudwaras without any hitch or selfishness,” he stated.
From the primary Sikh Guru to the 10th Guru Gobind Singh, there was a practice of being fearless for the reason for upholding justice and making certain reality prevails, Ram Nath Kovind stated, including Guru Gobind Singh was the embodiment of devotion and power, who impressed individuals to all the time rise up and struggle injustice.
“We have to imbibe the teachings of the Gurus in making our country and world a better place. By doing so, we would give a real tribute to Guru Nanak Dev,” he stated.
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