In a greeting message, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla said Guru Nanak Dev was a symbol of love, tolerance and compassion. The day falls on the full moon day of Hindu month of Kartik.
President Ram Nath Kovind also greeted the nation and urged all to follow on the footsteps of the Sikh Guru.
Devotees from entire Darrang and Udalguri districts gathered to mark the celebration of the 548th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith.
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Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for the birthplace of Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. Provincial government and Auqaf and Evacuee Trust have made arrangements to facilitate the Sikh Yatrees. On this day Sikh community people share happiness, candies to their loved one.
Sikhism was founded in the 15th century in the Punjab, an area straddling the border between Pakistan and India, by Guru Nanak and has had 10 successive gurus. The festival is celebrated not only by the Sikh community but also by people from other religions from around the world.
Sikhs living in Pakistan had a long had a demand for the construction of a university after the name of their first religious head in the Punjab district. In her message, Ms Gandhi said, Guru Nanak Devji was a poet, philosopher, social reformer, religious preacher, yogi and a profound believer in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. After that, the devotees will leave for Punja Sahib and return to Lahore on November 9.