Modi greets nation on Gurpurab

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab and urged the people to draw inspiration from the teachings of Guru Nanak.

“Gurupurab wishes to everyone. The inspiring teachings of the venerable Guru Nanak guide us in creating a prosperous and harmonious society,” Modi tweeted.

Gurpurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti or Prakash Utsav is the sacred festival of the Sikh community.

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in Talwandi near Lahore (now Nankana Sahib), Pakistan, on April 15, 1469.

However, his birthday is celebrated during the Hindi month of Kartik in autumn.

–IANS

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