New Delhi/ 14 November 2016. The 547th birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev ji is being celebrated today with traditional religious fervour and enthusiasm across the country and at many places abroad.
It was on this day Guru Nanak was born at Rai Boi di Talwandi now known as Nankana Sahib, now in Pakisatan.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the nation on the occasion of Gurpurab.
In a tweet, President Mukherjee said universal vision and humanism of Guru Nanak Devji have been an inspiration to people everywhere and May each one of us endeavor to follow the Guru's profound teachings and work to strengthen the bonds of togetherness.
In his message, Vice-President Ansari said that Guru Nanak Dev Ji is an icon of truth, compassion and righteousness. He said, on this joyous occasion he prays for harmony and peace in the country.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister has said that Guru Nanak Dev ji always inspired people to tread on the path of happiness and unity, apart from always following the path of supreme truth.
Akhand Path Bhog of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was performed in various Gurdwaras and Gurbani recitation is going on since early morning. Thousands of devotees have gathered at historical gurdwaras related to gurus memories since last night.
More than 1,200 Sikh pilgrims are visiting Nankana Sahib in Pakistan from India. (With agency inputs)