Respect, devotion and dedication to religion is essential: Jai Ram Thakur
SHIMLA-----Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that religion was very essence of society and respect, reverence and dedication towards religion were essential. He was speaking at the function organized by Gurudwara Singh Sabha on the auspicious occasion of 352th Prakashotsva of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, at shimla today. He paid obeisance at Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara, Cart Road .
He said that Guru Gobind Singh ji has contributed a lot to his religion, society and the country. He said that the teachings of Guru Govind Singh ji were even more relevant today.
The Chief Minister said that in the era of progress, we are leaving behind religion, rites and rituals. He said that we should read the history of these great men and saints who established ideal in the society and also provide this information to future generations. He said that we can learn a lot from these great men and make our life worthwhile.
Jai Ram Thakur said that 550th Prakashotsva of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji will be celebrated throughout the country. He said that this Mahaparva will also be celebrated with great fervour in Himachal Pradesh to remember the contribution of Guru to the entire humanity and the state government would extend all possible cooperation.
The Chief Minister also felicitated the people of the State on the occasion of Lohari and Makar Sankranti.
Pradhan Guru Singh Sabha Jaswinder Singh honoured the Chief Minister with Saropa and sword. He also honored other dignitaries.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA Balbir Verma, Deputy Mayor MC Shimla Rakesh Sharma, Councillors, BJP leader Sandipni Bhardwaj, Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap and office bearers of Guru Singh Sabha were also present on the occasion.