Chandigarh, Jun 10 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Gen (Retd) S F Rodrigues while releasing a book 'Wisdom of Gurbani', here today called upon the people to imbibe the universal message of humanism, secularism, peace and social equality as preached in Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
The book based on Sri Guru Granth Sahib, has been authored by Kartar Singh Bhalla, Honorary Consul General of Nauru.
Gen Rodrigues said that the teachings in Sri Guru Granth Sahib synthesise the essential wisdom of all religions with a forceful message of the empowerment of women, gender equality, concern for serving the poor and downtrodden, a sense of fellow feeling and above all a love for humanity.
Appreciating the effort of Mr Bhalla for compiling the book, Gen Rodrigues said that it will help in propagating the progressive teaching of Sri Guru Granth Sahib besides helping in promoting emotional integration and mutual understanding among people of different faiths.
The book is a complication of 721 selected versus from Sri Guru Granth Sahib translated in Roman and Hindi (Devnagri) to enable the non-gurmukhi knowing readers to have the flavour and understanding of Gurbani.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Bhalla said that Guru Granth Sahib contains 5894 hymns composed by six Gurus, fifteen Bhagats (Hindu holy men and Muslim Sufis) and bards. All the Gurus merged their identity by referring to themselves as Nanak.
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