Jammu, Nov 7 (GNS): Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, his advisor and Chief Secretary besides politicians have greeted the people on the joyous and auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti.
In a message, the Lt Governor observed that Guru Nanak Devji’s message of equality, universal brotherhood, oneness and compassion for all, continues to guide and inspire humanity.
“May each one of us imbibe the revered Guru’s noble teachings and strengthen the bonds of unity in our society. Let us resolve to rededicate ourselves for the upliftment of the weak and downtrodden and create a society devoid of all social distinctions,” the Lt Governor said.
In his greeting message, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar said that the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, of peace and unity are very relevant in today’s world and we all should follow the ideals of Guru Nanak Dev Ji for the prosperity of our nation.
The Advisor also said that Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life and message of truth, simplicity and equality of all human beings continues to inspire and guide us all in every field of our lives. “His teachings can help us lead a happier, more meaningful and more fulfilling life”, he added.
In his message Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta said that the Guru’s preaching inspires all to stand for equality, kindness, brotherhood and selfless service. He stated that these principles are as relevant today as they have ever been and continues to guide all on the path of righteousness.
“The festival deserves to be celebrated with fervour and collective spirit to spread the message of morality, hard work and truthfulness inherent in the preachings of Guru Nanak,” said Mehta in his message here this evening.
National Conference President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah also greeted people on 553rd birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj.
Greeting people especially the Sikh brethren on the auspicious eve, Party President said Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj stood against the scourge of caste division, and religious discrimination. “He voiced for the oppressed and underprivileged. I greet people especially our Sikh brethren on the observance of the birthday observance of Guru Ji. May the day increase the prospects of peace and brotherhood in J&K and further the cause of camaraderie,” he said.
Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari said that the occasion provides us an opportunity to follow the footsteps and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He prayed for development, peace and prosperity in Jammu and Kashmir. (GNS)