Punjab Governor Banwari Lal Purohit said that Guru Teg Bahadur Ji shines among the galaxy of great spiritual Gurus whose message continues to guide the humanity and remains universally relevant at all the times.
He was addressing the one day special session of Punjab Assembly on Friday, called to pay respect to Guru Teg Bahadur Ji in view of his 400th Parkash Purab celebrations. The Governor described the martyrdom of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib as one of the most important turning points in the spiritual, religious and political history of India. Mr Purohit said, Sikh Gurus inspired us in an era that was perhaps the most challenging phase of our history. No one can forget the contributions of the Sikh Gurus and their selfless sacrifices to strengthen the unity among different communities. The Governor said that one of the key elements in the teachings of Guru Sahib has been the spirit of Sewa or selfless service. This is considered as one of the foremost pious duties that the mankind can perform enriching us with selflessness, humility and gratitude towards God.