Guru Nanak upheld values of humanity and social justice, says Malaysian minister

In a message commemorating the 550th birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Gobind Singh Deo said that Guru Nanak 'remains an iconic figure who taught us to uphold values of humanity and social justice'

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Gobind Singh Deo paying respects at a Sikh gurdwara – Photo: Gobind Singh Deo Facebook page
By Asia Samachar Team | MALAYSIA |

Malaysian federal minister Gobind Singh Deo picked up some of the salient points of Guru Nanak’s teachings that may provide inspiration and guidance to a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual country like Malaysia.

In a message commemorating the 550th birth of the founder of the Sikh faith, Gobind said that Guru Nanak ‘remains an iconic figure who taught us to uphold values of humanity and social justice’.

“In terms of progress and human development, emphasis was placed on the importance of duty and universal brotherhood in order to build tolerance, harmony and unity,” he said in a message released on his Facebook page.

“In order for us to succeed and shine, we have duties to respect and support each other,” he said.

Gobind was appointed Minister of Communications and Multimedia after the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition’s shock victory in the May 2018 general elections. It was a first for a Sikh in Malaysia as well as globally aside from India and Canada.

HIS FULL MESSAGE:

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Gurpurab, on the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder and first Guru of the Sikh faith.

The large scale celebrations marking this event is indeed a true reflection of the great impact the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji has had on so many people all over the world and how it continues to inspire us even more as time goes by.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji remains an iconic figure who taught us to uphold values of humanity and social justice. In terms of progress and human development, emphasis was placed on the importance of duty and universal brotherhood in order to build tolerance, harmony and unity.

These are concepts which remain ever so relevant to the lives of each and every one of us today, particularly where we live in a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual country such as Malaysia.

In order for us to succeed and shine, we have duties to respect and support each other.

May the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji continue to inspire and guide us all.

Happy Gurpurab.

GOBIND SINGH DEO
Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia.

 

 

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