Chandigarh, Jun 15 (UNI) On the eve of the fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev's martyrdom day, Punjab Governor Gen (retd) S F Rodrigues called upon the people to follow the tenets of Sikhism and to renew their resolve to work with commitment to create a society of peace, progress and prosperity.
Paying rich homage to Guru Arjun Dev, the Governor said that the Guru was a great spiritual ambassador, an illustrious poet, a practical philosopher who made the supreme sacrifice of his life for preserving the values of humanism and secularism.
He said the contribution of Guru Arjun Dev in accomplishing the monumental task of compiling the 'Adi Granth' by collecting the sacred 'vani' of the preceding Gurus and saints and sages of different faiths and beliefs, would be remembered forever.
General Rodrigues said the real tribute to the great Guru would be to propagate his philosophy and to work together for building a new resurgent India, based on the values of humanism, social equality, compassion, tolerance and harmonious living.
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