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Guru Nanak Jayanti: President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings on birth anniversary of Sikh guru

"The life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev inspire us to follow the path of peace, compassion and service," President Kovind said.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 23, 2018 9:40 IST ]
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PM Modi extended greetings on Guru Nanak Jayanti. 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders have extended greetings on the occasion of birth anniversary of Guru Nanak on Friday.

"Gurpurab greetings to all fellow citizens, especially to our Sikh brothers and sisters in India and abroad. The life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev inspire us to follow the path of peace, compassion and service," President Kovind said in his tweet. 

PM Modi tweeted a video clip of his visit to Amritsar's Golden Temple and said," Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught us the path of truth, righteousness and compassion. He was committed towards eradicating injustice and inequality from society. He also believed in the power of education. We bow to him on his Jayanti and recall his inspiring thoughts."

Earlier on Thursday, the Modi government passed a resolution to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Devji, which falls next year, throughout the country and across the globe, in a grand and befitting manner along with state governments and the Indian Missions abroad. 

In another significant decision, the Union Cabinet approved the building and development of the Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to the international border, in order to facilitate pilgrims from India to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur on the banks of the Ravi river, in Pakistan, where Shri Guru Nanak Devji spent eighteen years. Pilgrims would then be able to visit the holy shrine throughout the year. 

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