The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, paid respects to the Guru Granth Sahib at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara, shortly after arriving in Tehran this evening. He was presented with a Saropa and a Talwar.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister complimented the Sikh community in Tehran for keeping our rich heritage and traditions alive for the younger generations. He said Indians believe in Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the whole world is our family – and therefore assimilate with everyone easily.
The Prime Minister said the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh would be celebrated both in India and other parts of the world; and would be leveraged to highlight and generate greater awareness among the younger generation about the martyrdom of the Gurus, and the message of the Holy Guru Granth Sahib.
Here are a few glimpses:
Starting with the cultural connect...PM @narendramodi at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara in Tehran. pic.twitter.com/NYOV3gPwHK— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 22, 2016
Starting this Iran visit with a visit to this Gurudwara: PM @narendramodi in Tehran— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 22, 2016
We Indians have a specialty. We accept everyone and assimilate with everyone: PM @narendramodi in Tehran— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 22, 2016
Supporting old community linkages with Iran. PM @narendramodi pays respects at the Gurudwara. pic.twitter.com/Zowq8ud4gR— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) May 22, 2016
The new generation should know about the sacrifices of the great Gurus and about the Guru Granth Sahib: PM @narendramodi in Tehran— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 22, 2016