Punjab Governor greets people on Guru Gobind Singh birth anniversary

Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Union Territory of Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore greeted people on Wednesday on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh.

In a message, Badnore called upon people to rededicate themselves to the ideals and goals set out by the great Guru and work for creating a harmonious society, based on values of humanism and secularism.

He said that Guru Gobind Singh, a saint-soldier, symbolised the virtues of truth, righteousness and universal brotherhood.

“He was a great warrior and launched a crusade against social injustice and tyranny of the rulers of those times. Guru Gobind Singh, who sacrificed his four sons, father and mother, for preserving human and secular value are rare in the annals of mankind,” the governor said.

Badnor said that the guru’s teachings and philosophy is particularly relevant in the present complex and materialistic world.

The main celebrations of the 350th birth anniversary of the guru are being held at his birthplace Patna, the capital city of Bihar.

Thousands of Sikhs and others, including political leaders, have flocked to Patna to mark the occasion.