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Youth should learn lesson of unity from Guru Gobind Singh: PM Modi

Updated: Nov 25, 2016 16:16 IST

Anandpur Sahib (Punjab) [India], Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who today offered his prayers at Gurdwara Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib here, hailed Guru Gobind Singh for fighting cruelty with bravery.

Prime Minister Modi while addressing a public function to mark the celebration of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh said there is a need to inspire the current generation to follow the path of unity shown by him.

"Guru Gobind ji Maharaj fought cruelty with bravery, gave message of unity to people. We have to inspire present generations to follow same," Prime Minister said.

Sporting a saffron headgear, Prime Minister Modi was presented a 'siropa' or robe of honour by the Sikh priests at the historic gurdwara, the second holiest of Sikh shrines after Amritsar's Golden Temple.

The 10th Sikh master, Guru Gobind Singh, founded the Khalsa Panth (religion of the pure) at Takht Keshgarh Sahib, 85 km from Chandigarh, in present day Ropar district of Punjab on April 13, 1699. (ANI)