Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

OTTAWA, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji:

"Today, Sikhs in Canada and around the world celebrate the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

"To mark this happy occasion, Sikh families and loved ones celebrate and reflect on the teachings of the founder of Sikhism.

"Let us be inspired by his teachings of equality, unity, selflessness, service, and social justice. In meeting with Sikhs across the country, I see these teachings upheld to this day.

"On behalf of our family, Sophie and I invite all Canadians to reflect on the significant contributions of the Sikh community to our national fabric, and wish all those celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji a peaceful and joyous day."

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