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Toronto, Nov 12 (Canadian-Media): Commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of the first Guru and founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, is being observed all across the globe, media reports said.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Image credit: Pinterest
Born on the full moon day in 1469, Guru Nanak Dev Ji was a poet, a religious teacher and a social reformer and upheld the cause of women, downtrodden, and the poor.
His teachings are timeless and as relevant today as they were 500 years ago. The deeds of
He rejected the path of renunciation and with faith in 'One' Omnipotent God he devoted his life to the service of mankind.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji:
“Today, Sikhs in Canada and around the world will gather to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism.
“Guru Nanak Dev Ji devoted his life’s work to the fight against discrimination and persecution. He taught people to embrace diversity, welcome others into their communities, and practice selfless service. Canadian Sikhs continue to embody these values and help build a better Canada each day.
“To celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, families and friends will come together to reflect on his life and honour his teachings of compassion, unity, and equality. His message inspires us all to champion inclusion and embrace the differences that make us strong.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji a day filled with joy and peace.”
On this auspicious occasion, Anil Shah, Chair of Canada India Foundation extended the warmest greetings to all Sikhs across the world and said, "I urge everyone to emulate and practice the values preached by him”