Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the nation on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
In a Tweet, Modi said, “Today, on the very special occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji my greetings to everyone. This is a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s dream of a just, inclusive and harmonious society.” He also posted a video of his speech during the inauguration of Kartarpur Corridor on November 9.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also wished people through micro-blogging site and wrote, “I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. #550YearsofGuruNanakDevJi.”
The Vice-President also termed Guru Nanak Dev ji a shining apostle of the sublime spiritual ethos of the country and said that Nanaka truly democratized religion by making spiritual truths easily understandable for the common man.
In another Tweet, Naidu wrote, “He rejected rituals and superstitions and kindled devotion to the Supreme God. Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught ethical and compassionate ways to lead a life of satisfaction and fulfillment. He was an icon of truth, compassion, and righteousness. On this joyous occasion, I pray that the light of wisdom and humanity lit by Guru Nanak Dev Ji will guide us to build a more harmonious, peaceful and compassionate world.”