PM greets nation ahead of Guru Nanak Jayanti

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New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, which will be celebrated on Monday.

In his message, Dr. Singh said that the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, of peace and unity are very relevant in today's world.

"A Society without discrimination and distinction - the vision of Guru Nanakji is the vision towards which we should strive," he added.

The anniversaries of Sikh Gurus are known as Gurpurabs (festivals), and celebrated by Sikhs with devotion.

Gurpurabs mark the culmination of Prabhat Pheris, the early morning procession that starts from the gurdwaras and then goes around localities singing shabads (hymns).

The celebrations also include the three-day Akhand path, during which the Guru Granth Sahib is read continuously, from beginning o end without a break. (ANI)

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