Vice President greets the nation on the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the eve of Guru Nanak Jayanti today. Following is the full text of his message –

“I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji has remained an icon of truth, compassion, and righteousness through his noble life. He has a unique place among the spiritual leaders, preceptors, reformers and saints of India. His teachings have universal appeal and would forever inspire us to follow the path of compassion and humility and to show respect for all humankind, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

Guru Nanak Jayanti is always an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. But this year, given the unprecedented health emergency due to COVID-19, I urge my fellow citizens to celebrate the festival by adhering to COVID health and hygiene protocols.

On this joyous occasion, I pray for harmony and peace in the country.”