Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 332nd Martyrdom Anniversary
President of India’s Address
President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, especially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nov 24.
This year it marks the 332nd anniversary of the guru’s sacrifice for religious freedom.
“Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day is an occasion for every citizen of India to remember the guru’s supreme sacrifice and strive to be worthy of his great legacy,” Mukherjee said in a statement. “On this day, let us re-dedicate ourselves to national unity, communal harmony and all-round progress of our motherland. Let hatred and violence find no place in our minds,” he said. “May the life and teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur and the humanism that he stood for guide us on our path at all times,” he said.