Guru Nanak’s birth anniv marked

Lalitpur, November 15:

On the occasion of the 537th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikh religion, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Satsang (GGNS) organised Kirtan and free community kitchen langar at the GGNS premises today. More than 500 devotees and visitors were present at the Gurudwara at Kupondole to mark the occasion.

Speaking at the programme, Parsu Narayan Chaudhary, the chairman of Raj Parishad Standing Committee, said the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev were relevant to the present time, especially in addressing the hostilities arising from religions. Chaudhary said the Guru’s teachings were source of inspiration for all human beings.

Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, ambassador of India, said Guru Nanak’s message was aimed at the establishment of peace throughout the world. His teachings were still relevant and could be adopted to establish peace in the country, he said.

According to Dilip Singh, stage secretary of GGNS, around 100 Sikh households in Kathmandu celebrated the day. He said that Guru Nanak Dev emphasised on earning one’s livelihood, maintaining one’s family, sharing food and money with the poor, and remembering God while leading an honest and moral life.