Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for research and documentation of the Sikh spirit of service and the evolution of Gurdwaras as living centres of public service.
Addressing a high-level committee meeting to plan the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur virtually today, the PM said the government will give a fitting tribute to the ninth Sikh Guru whose life was an example of sacrifice and wisdom.
He sought written suggestions from committee members on yearlong celebrations the government plans.
The PM said no segment of Indian history in the last four centuries was such as could be imagined without the impact of Guru Teg Bahadur.
“He gave us the mantra of equality, simplicity and sacrifice. It is our duty to take this lesson to everyone,” he said
Stressing the use of digital technologies to spread the message of the Guru, the PM said, “ We must research how Sikhs are following the path of service. We must document this spirit of service.”
Centre will give fitting tribute
The Centre will give a fitting tribute to the ninth Sikh Guru whose life is an example of sacrifice and wisdom. We are blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to this historical occasion. — Narendra Modi, PM