ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra on Sunday called upon the people of the State to resolve to follow the preaching of Guru Nanak for love, peace, truth and human awakening.
Conveying his greetings to the people on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, the Governor expressed his hope that the occasion would promote Nanak's messages of spirituality, purity, commitment and righteousness among the people.
In his message, the Governor said that Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was a teacher, poet and activist whose message of justice, women's empowerment, service to others and devotion to nature and environment and equality for all was the need of the time.
"His divine ideals of humanity, equality and brotherhood have shown the path of social harmony and unity and inspired all to be humane," said the Governor.
Dr Mishra added that Nanak vehemently denounced the caste system as according to him, everyone is created by god without assigning any religion or caste to the new born.
"The most precious teaching which Nanak pronounced was that every individual is blessed by God and that everyone can have direct access to God with purity of thought and compassion and that there was no need of any ritual or intermediary for it," said the Governor.
While appreciating the contribution of the Sikh community through its selfless service in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, he appealed to all to create awareness on the COVID-19 protocol. "On this sacred occasion, I join my Sikh brethren in offering prayers to the almighty for all pervasive amity in the society," the Governor added in his message.
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