PM pays tributes to Guru Ravidas on Jayanti
New Delhi: Paying tributes to Guru Ravidas on the occasion of his Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Ravidas Ji had unwavering faith in the values of harmony and brotherhood.
'I bow to Guru Ravidas Ji on his Jayanti. Guru Ravidas Ji was one of the greatest Saints to have been born in our land. He stood for a society that is equal, just and compassionate. His teachings are eternal and are relevant for people of all sections of society,' said the Prime Minister in a statement here.
Guru Ravidas Ji ushered in several positive changes in the society and questioned the practices that were archaic and regressive, and inspired people to change with the times, Mr Modi said. This spirit of inquiry and emphasis on moving with the times makes him extremely great, he added.
'Guru Ravidas Ji had an unwavering faith in values of harmony and brotherhood. He did not believe in any kind of discrimination. When we work with the motto of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' we are deeply motivated by Guru Ravidas Ji's emphasis on serving every human, especially the poor, ' he said.
Mr Modi quoted Guru Ravidas as saying 'aisa chaahoon raaj main jahaan milai saban ko ann, chhot bado sab sam basai, raidaas rahai prasann' (Guru Ravidas Ji dreamt of a time when everybody has enough to eat and every person is happy).
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