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India celebrates Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji's jayanti; PM Modi release a commemorative coin
On the occasion of the Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji's jayanti on January 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin on Guru ji Gobind Singh ji in New Delhi.

According a release, he also addressed a select gathering on this occasion and lauded the lofty ideals and values of the Guru Gobind Singh ji – the selfless service to humanity, devotion, heroism and sacrifice and urged the people to follow his path.

He added that Guru Gobind Singh ji was a great warrior, philosopher poet and guru. He fought against oppression and injustice. His teachings to people focused on breaking the barriers of religion and caste. His message of love, peace and sacrifice are equally relevant today.

The Prime Minister said that Guru Gobind Singh ji , his values and teachings  will continue to be the source of inspiration and the guiding spirit for the mankind in years to come. He added that the Commemorative Coin is a small effort on our part to show our respect and reverence to him. He urged the people to make a resolve to walk the talk on the 11-point path shown by Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj.

According to an official press release, the Tenth Guru of Sikhs- Guru Gobind Singh has been a source of inspiration for many through his teachings and ideals. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Shri Guru Gobind Singh JiMaharaj in Patna on January 5, 2017 and had commemorative postage stamp to mark the occasion.

Then in his address, the Prime Minister underlined how Guru Gobind Singh made a unique attempt to unite the country through the Khalsa sect and the five Panch Pyaras belonged to different parts of India and put knowledge to the core of his teaching.

According to Modi, Guru Gobind Singh ji believed that the biggest service is to alleviate human sufferings. Guru ji was the saga of sacrifice, heroism and devotion and people should consider entire mankind as one. In other words, no one is superior or inferior, no one is touchable or untouchable is still relevant.

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