Chandigarh: Describing holy Guru Granth Sahib as a lighthouse of universal brotherhood, secularism and socialism for every human being, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that it could guide the path to the entire country for strengthening the bonds of communal, harmony, peace and amity in the country.
Granth Sahib was a repository of faith spirituality that has guided the destiny of the mankind since ages, Badal said while flagging off “Bhasha Anek: Bharat Ek Granth Yatra” organised by NGO Sarhad Foundation, Pune to mark the upcoming 350th birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.
He said that Sikhism propagated the true model of socialism and secularism in the world and the foundation of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Amritsar was laid down by the Muslim seer Sai Mian Mir to foster the ethos of secularism and its four entrances symbolized concept of equality of mankind.
Badal said that this yatra would prove to be a milestone in cementing the bonds of communal harmony, national integration and brotherhood across the country, which was the need of hour.
Complimenting the NGO Sarhad Foundation for taking this unique initiative, the Chief Minister said that it would help in disseminating the ideology of Granth Sahib in every nook and corner of the country as the yatra would travel several hundred kilometre all the way from Anandpur Sahib to Huzur Sahib before finally terminating at Pune, headquarters of the Sarhad.
Badal underscored the need for replicating this initiative of NGO to spread the message of love, peace and brotherhood amongst the mankind.