GUWAHATI, Jan 5: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi has recollected the towering persolity and leadership of Guru Gobind Singh which is of historic importance to the Sikhs.
The Governor said this while attending the 351st birth anniversary of the 10th Shri Guru Govind Singh Ji Maharaj celebrated by all Gurdwaras of Guwahati at Gopith gar here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Mukhi congratulated the Sikh congregation and recollected the towering persolity and leadership of Guru Gobind Singh which are of historic importance to the Sikhs. Prof. Mukhi said that Guru Gobind Singh took the lead in institutiolizing the Khalsa which played the key role in redefining the Sikh tradition. After the martyrdom of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the tenth Master declared that he would create such a community which would challenge the tyrant rulers in every walk of life to restore justice, equality and peace for all of mankind. By initiating the Khalsa in 1699, Guru Gobind Singh Ji infused the dual spirit of a saint and a soldier in the minds and hearts of his followers to fight oppression to restore righteousness and uplift the downtrodden people, Prof Mukhi added. The Governor also called upon the people of the State to take inspiration from the great soul, Guru Gobind Singh ji who had sacrificed his father and his four sons to save the country from injustice and all its manifestations.
Prof. Mukhi also urged all to follow Guru’s teachings on sangat and pangat. In Sangat one should come in contact with good people and work in full cooperation to shun selfishness. Where as in pangat all sit in a row and collectively have food to discourage discrimition and promote community service. The Governor wished all on the occasion of birth anniversary of the 10th Shri Guru Govind Singh Ji and appealed to all the devotees assembled to emulate the teachings of Guru and spread the message of love and universal brotherhood and make this state an ideal place for people belonging to all caste, creed and faiths. The First Lady also accompanied the Governor to the Gurduwara on the occasion.