NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Saturday, and recalled the life path and teachings of the Sikh Guru.
“On Guru Nanak Jayanti we bow to the venerable Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and recall his noble thoughts,” Modi wrote on Twitter.
In an over one-minute long video message, the Prime Minister shared his thoughts on the Sikh Guru and urged all to imbibe his teachings.
“He cared for the welfare of all mankind and considered all castes the same. He stressed on women empowerment and respect for women,” Modi said.
Modi said: "He ran a 'Langar' which sowed the seeds of the spirit of service amongst fellow beings. Partaking of 'Langar' together created a feeling of unity and oneness in people."
Guru Nanak voiced three messages for a meaningful, fulfilling life -- chant the name of the almighty, work hard and help the needy, the Prime Minister said.
President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the nation and urged all to follow the steps of the Sikh Guru.
"Gurpurab greetings to all. Let us follow the path of peace, compassion and service shown by Guru Nanak Devji," the President said.
Guru Nanak Jayanti also known as 'Gurpurab' and 'Prakash Utsav' is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism.
(With ANI, IANS inputs)