President Donald Trump has extended warm wishes to Sikhs on the occasion of the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first Guru of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught every person should be treated equally as Waheguru (God) created everyone and present in every soul.
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Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for Janum Asthan of Baba Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. He assured Sikhs from all over the world that the government will cooperate in establishment of Guru Nanak University in the city, adding that a committee has been formed under Barjees Tahir as its chairman.
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That's what B.C. Premier John Horgan had to say today - in an email from the Office of the Premier - in recognition of Gurpurab, which celebrates the birth of the first Sikh guru. In 2017, Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on November 4. The students and staff members of the university came together and recited hymns in the praise of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The first of the faith's 10 spiritual leaders, he devoted his life to promoting equality, altruism, tolerance and compassion.
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On the day of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the celebration begins in the early hours with Prabhat Pheris, a morning procession which starts at Gurudwaras. The morning part also includes singing hymns, a Katha session and ends with a Kirtan. This is followed by a special community lunch called as the Langar. "Satgur Nanak pargatya, miti dhundh jag chanan hoya" and other verses of Gurbani were sung by kirtani jathas and devotees at the procession.