Chandigarh, Feb 20 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today felicitated the people of the State on the 631st 'Parkash Utsav' of Guru Ravidas - a great spiritual ambassador and messiah of the poor and unprivileged sections of the society.
In a message, Mr Badal said Guru Ravidas preached the gospel of love, compassion, mutual tolerance, universal brotherhood and oneness of mankind through his life and philosophy.
He said Guru Ravidas made concerted efforts for bringing social equality thereby eradicating the evil of casteism from the society. His significant contribution towards carving out the casteless and classless society would be remembered forever.
Mr Badal further said Guru Ravidas propagated the values of humanism through his teachings, which were still relevant in the materialistic world.
He appealed to the people to follow the path shown by the great Guru and exhorted them to make endeavour to ameliorate the lot of poor and downtrodden thereby bridging the gap between have and have-nots for the creation of an egalitarian society- the ultimate goal cherished by the Guru.
The Chief Minister appealed to the people to celebrate the 'Parkash Utsav' of Guru collectively rising above the parochial considerations of caste, creed, colour and religion.
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