400th anniversary of the birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to discuss activities, which will be held to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru. There will be events throughout the year to mark the event. Prime Minister Modi said that these activities should be such that not only the life and teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur but also the traditions of all Sikh Gurus are spread all over the world.
Commending the social service performed by the Sikh community and gurudwaras around the world, Prime Minister Modi said research and documentation of Sikh traditions should be carried out. Traditions are a complete philosophy of life in itself, the prime minister said, adding that it was his government’s chance to be able to celebrate Guru Nanak Dev’s 550th Parkash Purab, Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 400th Parkash Purab and the 350th Parkash Purab by Guru Gobind Singh.
“In the past four centuries, there has not been a period in India that we can imagine without the inspiration of Guru Teg Bahadur ji. As the ninth Guru, we all draw inspiration from him,” he said. -he declares. “From Guru Nanak Dev Ji to Guru Teg Bahadur Ji then to Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tradition of Sikh Gurus is a complete philosophy of life in itself,” Prime Minister Modi added. He also shared some of the teachings of the gurus.
Prime Minister Modi stressed the importance of passing on the teachings of Sikh gurus to the younger generation and also said that digital means facilitate their communication.
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Minister of Interior Amit Shah, President of Lok Sabha Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Vice President Harivansh, Leader of the Opposition to Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Minister Chief of Punjab Amarinder Singh and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot was among those who attended the meeting.
(Entries from ANI, PTI)
India will pay a deserved tribute to the great Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji on the occasion of his 400th Parkash Purab. https://t.co/vIDO7t8z4P
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 8, 2021