Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday greeted the Punjabis living in India and across the globe, on the auspicious ‘Parkash Purb’ of Dashmesh Pitaah Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.
In a message on the ‘Parkash Purb’ of the tenth Guru of the Sikhs and the founder of the ‘Khalsa Panth’, the Chief Minister said that Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji preached and practiced the ethos of love, oneness of mankind and universal brotherhood throughout his life. Bhagwant Mann said that the creation of the Khalsa Panth by the great Guru in 1699 had a universal relevance by which he raised a unifying force in the world ever ready to make self sacrifice for achieving the goals of justice, equality, social good and protection of human rights. He exhorted the people to follow the noble teachings and rich legacy of the great “Saint Soldier”, who created the Khalsa Panth at Sri Anandpur Sahib, thereby promoting the undying spirit of well-being (Chardi Kala) amongst the Sikh community.
The Chief Minister called upon the people to unitedly strive hard for carving out an ideal and egalitarian society by treading on the path shown by Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Bhagwant Mann reminded people of the Guru ji’s unparalleled contribution to uphold the age-old traditions of secularism, besides safeguarding human rights and ensuring religious freedom, for which he sacrificed everything including his own family. He called upon the people to celebrate this sacred occasion rising above the parochial considerations of caste, colour and creed.