One who considers every human being as an equal is dharmic, underlined British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis as he wished people on the festival of Guru Purab, when Sikhism founder Guru Nanak’s birthday is celebrated.
The High Commissioner began his speech in Hindi and recalled the contribution of Sikhs in the United Kingdom.
“Today is the birthday of Guru Nanak. An amazing day for each Sikh the world over. The precepts of the Sikh faith which he originated, kirat karo, naam japo are ones which prolong effectively past simply the Sikhs.
“Sikhs in the UK make an enormous contribution to our life, for example many who work in the national health service. We have over 25,000 Indians working in that service, including lots of British Sikhs,” mentioned Mr Ellis in a video message.
— Alex Ellis (@AlexWEllis) November 19, 2021
He additionally recalled the contribution of British Sikhs within the nation’s armed forces.
“We have lots of British Sikhs in armed forces as well. Indian Sikhs fought bravely in the First and Second World War and were given, I think, 14 Victoria Crosses, a remarkable achievement,” mentioned the High Commissioner.
”Guru Purab” is taken into account some of the essential festivals in Sikhism. The day marks the beginning of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, who laid the muse of Sikhism. This 12 months, it’s the 552nd beginning anniversary of the primary Sikh Guru.
The celebrations of the auspicious competition embrace the three-day Akhand Path throughout which the holy e book, Guru Granth Sahib is learn constantly from the start to finish and not using a break.
Sri Guru Nanak Dev unfold the message of ”Ik Onkar”, which means ”One God” who dwells in each one in all his creations and constitutes the everlasting reality.
As a part of celebrations, Sikhs go to gurdwaras the place particular packages are organized and kirtans (non secular songs) are sung. Community lunches (langar), together with free sweets, are additionally supplied to everybody.