Jaipur: The teachings of Guru Nanak are relevant even today as his philosophy inspires us to work for human good, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday. “The first Sikh Guru always stressed on truth and serving humanity,” he said. He was addressing the gathering at the Sabad Kirtan organised at his official residence. Programmes like Sabad Kirtan can spread his message of social harmony and brotherhood, he added.
The CM, who has been vocal against the age-old custom of ghooghat, said Guru Nanak spoke about giving equal rights to women six centuries ago. Gehlot has always maintained that the practice is a hindrance to the empowerment of women.
CMD First India, Jagdish Chandra, also participated in the Sabad Kirtan. He also had a courtesy meeting with the chief minister.
Congress leader and former chairman of RTDC, Rajiv Arora, informed that government would organise a year-long programme beginning on the 550th prakash utsav of Guru Nanak ji.
RCA President Vaibhav Gehlot was also present in the programme, which was attended among others by Ministers Shanti Dhariwal, Lalchand Kataria, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Chief Whip Mahesh Joshi, Deputy Chief Whip Mahendra Choudhary, Congress leader Dharmendra Rathore, MLAs Rafiq Khan, Khiladi Lal Bairwa, Ganga Devi, Amin Kagzi, PCC secretary Sunil Parwani, former justice Mahesh Chandra Sharma, Chief Secretary DB Gupta and Principal Secretary to CM Kuldip Ranka.
Earlier CM also inaugurated a mobile cow medical van of Shri Krishna Gopal Gau Seva Samiti Nagaur-Jodhpur at CMR on Wednesday.