Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), Chief Minister Pema Khandu, have extended greetings and best wishes to people of the State on Guru Nanak Jayanti.
The Governor has conveyed his greetings to the people of the State on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. He expressed his hope that the occasion will strengthen the splendid spirit of unity in diversity in the society.
In his message to the people, the Governor said that Guru Nanak Dev ji showed all the path of peace, harmony and righteousness. Guru ji’s teachings of love, compassion, truthfulness and sacrifice are of eternal relevance. His divine message of purity of thought, excellence of conduct and tolerant temperament is ever very essential to transform the society for better, he said.
On this blessed occasion, I appeal to all my fellow citizens to imbibe Guru Nanak Dev ji’s noble teachings and rededicate to the cause of national unity and integrity, the Governor appealed in his message.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu has extended his best wishes on the holy occasion of Guruparb that marks the celebration of Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary, which falls on November 12 this year.
“On the pious day of Kartik Purnima – the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikkhism, I join my Sikh brethren in offering prayers to the Guru and revelling in the joy and happiness of his advent into the world to spread peace and humanity,” Khandu said in a message here this evening.
He cited the three guiding principles of Guru Nanak Dev – ‘Naam japana, kirat karna, vand chhakana’ which means to repeat God’s name, to be ready to engage in the labour of one’s hands and to be willing to share with others what one has gathered are said to be the three principles underlying Sikh ethics and way of life.
“Guru Nanak Dev ji taught us the dignity of labour and to share whatever we have earned. Let’s resolve on this day to follow his teachings in true spirit and see the world change where there’s no inequality and everybody is happy,” Khandu added.