New Delhi, November 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019. The festival, this year, commemorates the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism. On the occasion, Modi said the country should reiterate its resolve to strengthen the state of peace and harmony, as propagated by Guru Nanak Dev. Kartarpur Corridor Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi Ahead of 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
"Today, on the very special occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, my greetings to everyone. This is a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s dream of a just, inclusive and harmonious society," Modi said.
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Today, on the very special occasion of the 550th Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, my greetings to everyone. This is a day to rededicate ourselves to fulfilling Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s dream of a just, inclusive and harmonious society. pic.twitter.com/8LLUU0a3Jg
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 12, 2019
The Sikh community, in India and across the world, are celebrating the 550th birth anniversary, also referred to Prakash Parv, of Guru Nanak Dev. Special kirtans are being held in gurudwaras across the globe.
The Guru Nanak Jayanti this year turned more special as the Pakistan government fulfilled a seven-decade-old demand of Indian Sikh pilgrims by connecting the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with the Indian border. The pilgrims have been granted visa-free access to visit the shrine -- which is the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev.