Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today extended his warm wishes to the people across the globe on the sacred occasion of Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
In his message on the eve of Gurpurab, the Chief Minister said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a true social reformer and a great spiritual ambassador who preached the gospels of love, compassion, mutual tolerance, universal brotherhood and oneness of mankind through his life and philosophy.
He said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji bitterly opposed the maladies of hypocrisy, falsehood, pretensions and caste-prejudices by envisioning a casteless society free from rituals and superstitions adding that he made tireless efforts for bringing social equality through the concept of ‘Sangat and Pangat’ thereby eradicating the evil of casteism from the society. Badal said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji guided the humanity to attain salvation by spreading the cult of devotion to God and the eternal message of oneness of God amongst the mankind.
The Chief Minister appealed the people to imbibe the spirit of service and humility as preached by the Great Guru and strive hard for carving out a prosperous and egalitarian society by following the precious legacy of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and celebrate this sacred occasion with utmost devotion and dedication rising above the parochial considerations of caste, colour, creed and religion.
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