Chandigarh, Nov 23 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator Gen (Retd) SF Rodrigues and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the people to follow the ideals of secularism, humanism and spirit of sacrifice as preached and practiced by 'Hind Di Chaadar'-the ninth Guru Sri Guru Teg Bahadur.
In their message on the occasion of Shaheedi Divas of Guru Teg Bahadur, they said that the ninth Guru laid down his life to protect the right of freedom to worship and preserve human and secular values. "Guru ji's supreme sacrifice symbolizes the crusade against tyranny and oppression".
"The Bani of Guru Teg Bahadur in Guru Granth Sahib preaches oneness of mankind, universal brotherhood, valour, righteousness and compassion. Our real homage to the great Guru would be to follow his teachings in true spirit," they said.
The Governor and the Chief Minister appealed to the people to collectively participate in the observance of this auspicious occasion.
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