Guru Nanak Jayanti (23 Nov)
On the auspicious occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, on 23rd November, 2018, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa, especially the Sikh community.
Guru Nanak Jayanti ranks among the popular festivals in India. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Guru Nanak Sahib and is celebrated with great zeal amongst the Sikh community across the country. Guru Nanak Dev ji, who was a great seer, Saint and mystic; gave the world deep knowledge of spirituality, morality, humanity, devotion and truth, hence this day is also called "Prakash Utsav". This day is also celebrated as the day to remember and follow his teachings and overcome the five vices - lust, greed, attachment, anger and pride and devote one's life in the selfless service of God. He was deeply concerned about peaceful co-existence and brotherhood among the people of all faiths and underlined the importance and need for a secular outlook among them.
Let us remember and try to put to practice in our day-to-day life the valuable teachings and message of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, which will enable us to live in peace and harmony.
Governor of Goa
20th November, 2018.