New Delhi, December 2: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, January 2, extended their wishes on Guru Gobind Singh Parkash Utsav or Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2020. This day marks 353rd birth anniversary of tenth and last Guru of the Sikhs. Born in 1666, Guru Govind Singh Ji is considered to be one of the most celebrated of all Sikh gurus. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2020: Date, Significance and History of Prakash Parv to Mark 353rd Birth Anniversary of Tenth Sikh Guru.

"Homage to Guru Gobind Singh Ji on his birth anniversary. He devoted his life to serving the people and upholding the values of truth, justice and compassion. The life and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh Ji continue to inspire us," President Kovind said in a tweet. Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2020 Wishes & Images: WhatsApp Stickers, Hike GIF Messages, Quotes and SMS to Send Gurpurab Di Lakh Lakh Vadhai Greetings.

"We bow to the venerable Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on his Prakash Parv," PM Narendra Modi tweeted while sharing a one-minute-fifty-three seconds video.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also took to Twitter and wrote, "Greetings to fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti today. Throughout his life, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji stood up against injustice. His teachings transcend time and will remain relevant for all times."

Born in Bihar's Patna, he was the son of ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur and was chosen as the tenth Guru when he was nine years old. Under Guru Gobind Ji's guidance, Khalsa, a Sikh warrior community was formed. He was also a great writer and penned many Sikh texts. In 1708, the spiritual leader declared Sikhism's Holy Scripture Guru Granth Sahib as the Guru of Sikhism.

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