President Kovind greets nation: President Ram Nath Kovind extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Saturday, and urged all to follow the steps of the Sikh Guru. President Kovind wrote on Twitter “Gurpurab greetings to all. Let us follow the path of peace, compassion and service shown by Guru Nanak Devji #PresidentKovind,”.Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak Gurpurab, celebrates the birth of the first Guru Nanak, and is considered one of the most sacred festivals among Sikhs and will be celebrated across India and the world on November 4, Saturday. The date of the festival varies from year to year, according to the Indian lunar calendar.This year will mark the 548th birthday of Guru Nanak. The day begins with the singing of morning hymns and is followed by Katha and Kirtan, which is recital of scriptures and hymns in the praise of the Guru. A special community lunch, called the langar, is also organized at the gurdwaras and everyone, irrespective of caste, creed or class is offered food as part of the selfless service by the volunteers.
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