President, PM, VP greet nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti

New Delhi, Nov 16 : President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak's birthday to be celebrated on Sunday.

In is message, Mukherjee said: "On the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Devji's birth anniversary, I convey my heartiest greetings to all my fellow countrymen."

"Guru Nanak Devji was a symbol of love, tolerance and compassion. He preached universal brotherhood and the importance of rendering service to humanity. The revered Guru showed us the path to a truly spiritual life based on ethical and moral values. His universal wisdom and humanism have been an abiding source of inspiration to people everywhere regardless of caste, colour or creed," Mukherjee said.

"Let us, on this day, resolve to rededicate ourselves to his noble teachings which are of eternal relevance. May this auspicious occasion be an opportunity for us to spread love and bring warmth as well as care to the needy and suffering," he said.

Ansari said Guru Nanak has been apostle of universal love, piety and spiritual faith.

"I extend my greetings and good wishes to the citizens of our country on the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Devji's Birthday," Ansari said in his message.

"Guru Nanak Devji has been apostle of universal love, piety and spiritual faith. His divine message of devotion to God, excellence of conduct and tolerance has timeless relevance for the mankind," he said.

"On this joyous occasion let us pray that his teachings inspire us to move towards a peaceful and just society," said the Vice-President.

Greeting the nation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, "Guru Nanak ji's life and message emphasizing truth, simplicity and equality of all human beings continues to inspire and guide us."

"His teachings can help us lead a happier, more meaningful and more fulfilling life," he said.

--IBNS (Posted on 16-11-2013)

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