"On the joyous occasion of the birthday of Guru Nanak Devji, I convey greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen," the president said.

Stating that Guru Nanak believed that service of man is supreme, Mukherjee urged people to lead a moral and righteous life.

In his message, Hamid Ansari said Guru Nanak, the first of the ten Sikh gurus, has remained an icon of truth, compassion, and righteousness through his noble life.

He noted the divine teachings of Guru Nanak would forever inspire people to follow the path of righteousness and show respect for all humankind irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

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