PM Modi releases commemorative coin to mark birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 January 2019, 11:39 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases commemorative coin to mark birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also present. (Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases commemorative coin to mark birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also present. (Photo: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release a commemorative coin on Guru Gobind Singh on Sunday to mark the birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru. The Prime Minister will also address a select gathering on the occasion at his residence, 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, a statement from his office said. In his monthly radio programme, Mann ki Baat, the prime minister on December 30, 2018, invoked the Sikh guru and said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji believed that the biggest service is to alleviate human sufferings. He lauded Guru Gobind Singh Ji for his heroism, sacrifice and devotion towards humanity and encouraged the citizens of the country to follow his path.

On January 5, 2017, Prime Minister Modi had attended the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh in Patna. He had also released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion. In his address, the Prime Minister had underlined how Guru Gobind Singh made a unique attempt to unite the country through the Khalsa sect and the five Panch Pyaras belonged to different parts of India. He said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji has put knowledge at the core of his teachings.

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The Tenth Guru of Sikhs i.e. Guru Gobind Singh has been a source of inspiration for many through his teachings and ideals. Earlier also PM has attended 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj in Patna on January 5, 2017 where he released a commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.

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Earlier in 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled how Guru Gobind Singh’s message that people should consider entire mankind as one - no one is superior or inferior, no one is touchable or untouchable is still relevant, at the Ludhiana National MSME Awards ceremony on October 18. In his Independence Day address from the Red Fort in the national capital in 2016, the Prime Minister had brought to the fore the saga of sacrifice for the country which has been the tradition of Sikh gurus.

First Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019 09:12 AM
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