Innagurates 2-day Punjabi Conference on birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji
JAMMU, FEBRUARY 29- While highlighting the role of Guru Nanak in the spiritual and mystical legacy of the sub-continent, the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor KK Sharma said that the teachings of the icon of Sikhism are more relevant in today’s context and we should ensure the propagation of his message of inclusiveness of the human race.
The Advisor was speaking at a two day Punjabi Conference organized by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) held in connection with the celebration of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji at Abhinav Theatre here.
Former VC, Punjabi University, Patiala, Prof. Jaspal Singh; former HOD, Punjabi, Delhi University, Dr. Jasbir Singh; former President JKSGPCC, Sudharshan Singh Wazir; Secretary, JKAACL, Munir-ul-Islam; scores of intellectuals, writers, poets and people from different walks of life were present.
The Advisor said that the Guru is a part of the collective spiritual legacy of India and he had a special relation with JK and traveled most parts of the UT to spread his message of oneness of God and inclusiveness. he said that now the onus lays on us to spread his message globally and follow his teachings for peaceful and contended life.
While complimenting the academy for organizing these types of seminars, the advisor said that they should also undertake a comprehensive exercise to translate all the works and teachings of the guru in the local languages and dialects so that more people get the spiritual bliss from his teachings. He said that his message of divine love makes us think beyond ourselves and humanity at large.
Former VC, Punjabi University, Patiala, while speaking on the occasion gave a detailed outlook on the life and teachings of the guru and also the relevance of these in modern times and day to day living.
Former HOD, Punjabi, Delhi University, gave an overview on the philosophy of the teachings of the Guru.
While speaking on the occasion, Former President JKSGPCC, gave a brief about the life, contribution and relevance of the teachings of the guru for peaceful living and mutual co -existence.
Secretary, JKAACL, also spoke on the occasion and gave a brief of the activities undertaken by the cultural academy in connection with the celebration of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. he also dwelled on the philosophy of Sikhism.
A special issue of Punjabi edition of Shiraza on the life and contribution of Guru Nanak Ji was also released on the occasion.