By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |
Guru Nanak’s teachings are ‘very much aligned ‘ to Singapore core values, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
In a message for the 550th birthday of the Sikh faith founder, Lee said that Guru Nanak taught truthful living, religious tolerance, and equality of mankind.
“These teachings are very much aligned to the core values of Singapore, and the principles of an open, inclusive, and diverse society,” he said in the message shared on his Facebook page.
His full message:
Today is the 550th birthday of the founder of the Sikh faith, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Guru Nanak was born in 1469, in Rai Bhoi Ki Talwandi, a village in present day Pakistan. He dedicated most of his life to eradicating socially unjust practices and promoting universalism of all mankind. He taught truthful living, religious tolerance, and equality of mankind.
These teachings are very much aligned to the core values of Singapore, and the principles of an open, inclusive, and diverse society.
I am glad Guru Nanak’s spirit of service continues in the Sikh community here today. The gurdwaras (Sikh temples) here serve free vegetarian meals to thousands daily, regardless of religion or race. Also happy that the local Sikh community’s year-long anniversary celebrations have embraced the ethos of volunteerism and public service to all Singaporeans.
I congratulate all Sikhs on this milestone occasion, and thank the Sikh community for their continued contributions to Singapore! – LHL
Bringing Guru Nanak’s message to Singaporeans of all races and religions (Asia Samachar, 11 Nov 2019)
Singapore trio reach Nankana Sahib after 52-day Jeep ride (Asia Samachar, 11 Nov 2019)