The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today attended the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj in Patna.
A commemorative postage stamp was released to mark the occasion.
Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said that the world should know how Guru Gobind Singh ji has inspired so many people. He said that Guru Gobind Singh ji put knowledge at the core of his teachings and inspired so many people through his thoughts and ideals. In addition to his valour, there are other aspects about Guru Gobind Singh ji's personality that are admirable, the Prime Minister said, adding that Guru Gobind Singh ji did not believe in any form of social discrimination and he treated everyone equally.
The Prime Minister spoke of his appreciation of the Chief Minister of Bihar, Shri Nitish Kumar, for the effort undertaken by him to save future generations from alcoholism. The Prime Minister asserted that Bihar will play a major role in the development of the nation.