Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the “wonderful arrangements” at the Patna Sahib gurdwara on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
In a tweet, Modi said: “I congratulate CM @NitishKumar Ji and the Bihar Government for the wonderful arrangements for Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s 350th birth anniversary celebrations at Takht Sri Patna Sahib Ji.”
“In January 2017, I had the opportunity to visit Patna to join the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji,” he added.
Modi had attended the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of the tenth and last living guru of Sikhs in Patna Sahib earlier this year in January.
Takht Sri Harmandirji Sahib, widely known as Patna Sahib, is about 10 km from Patna and was built in the 1950s over the remains of a structure erected by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Modi further said that Guru Gobind Singh’s “brave deeds” and “noble thought” have inspired people across generations.
“As we mark the 350th Prakash Parv, I bow to the venerable Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He was an embodiment of exceptional courage and immense wisdom. His brave deeds and noble thoughts inspire people across generations,” he said in a tweet.
“Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji believed in the power of equality. He opposed all forms of social discrimination and was revered for his sense of justice as well as honesty,” Modi added.
Guru Gobind Singh was born in 1666 to Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru and Mata Gujri. He was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine, becoming the last of the living Sikh Gurus.