Haryana Chief Secretary urges people to follow teaching of Guru Nanak
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Secretary, DS Dhesi said that in order to propagate the teachings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, awareness programs will be organized in the state throughout the year for the people.
Apart from this, awareness programs will also be organized in schools, colleges and other educational institutions in the state so that the young generation could also take inspiration from his teachings.
Dhesi was speaking during a seminar organized on the 550th Parkash Parv of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Karnal on Monday.
He said hundred years ago, Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji gave the message of "Naam Japo, Kirat Karo Te Vand Chhako", which is relevant even today. It means that he emphasized to worship God always, earn through hard work and honesty, and to share food. Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji preached that a person should live a simple life and have feelings of compassion, contentment and serve the people.
The Chief Secretary said Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji spoke about the 'Sarbat Ka Bhala', that is, the good of all the people. He said that the sayings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was very simple and clear so that the person should follow the path of truth. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Surjit Patra, a poet and writer, a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award said that Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji was a creator and emphasized on earning rightly.
Aatamjit Singh, a writer from Chandigarh, said that Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji did not belong to any particular caste or religion, his message was for people of all sections of the society. In his sayings, he emphasized on the 'Guru Shishya Parampara', saying that there is no knowledge without 'Guru'. Guru Ji described 'Grihastha Jeevan' as the greatest religion and said that one can follow the path of truth and 'paramartha' while living 'Grihastha Jeevan'.
Dr. Jagbir Singh, Professor from Delhi University, said that in order to understand the sayings of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, there is a need to understand Indian philosophy.