CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 1: The Punjab Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Shri V.P. Singh Badnore in a message on the Gurpurb of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, called upon the people to rededicate themselves to the ideals and goals set out by the great Guru and work for creating a harmonious society, based on values of humanism and secularism.

The Governor said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji, a saint-soldier, symbolized the virtues of truth, righteousness and universal brotherhood. He was a great warrior and launched a crusade against social injustice and tyranny of the rulers of those times. Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji sacrificed his four sons, father and mother for preserving human and secular value are rare in the annals of mankind. Their heroic struggle and sacrifice against the Mughals will always be remembered till eternity.

The Governor said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s teachings and philosophy is particularly relevant in the present day complexed and materialistic world. He appealed to the people to celebrate Parkash Utsav in a spirit of social harmony, equality and well being of the people, which the great Guru preached and practiced throughout his life.