On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, one of the most sacred festivals of Sikhs, US President Donald Trump greeted Sikh-Americans and Sikhs across the world.
“Trump sends warm wishes to Sikh Americans and Sikhs around the world as they celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder and first guru of Sikhism,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Trump is currently on a two-week tour of East Asia.
The Sikh community today exemplifies the fundamental values that all Americans share - peace, tolerance, compassion, and service, Sanders said.
"President Trump also recognises the many contributions Sikh Americans have made to our great nation for more than 100 years, including through military and public service," she said.
Bollywood celebrities like Sridevi, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and others have extended their wishes on the auspicious day. Sridevi shared a picture of herself at the Golden Temple, Amritsar and wrote, "Guru Nanak Jayanti."
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn tweeted, "May the teachings of Guruji guide us all to a path of compassion and selfless service. Happy #GuruNanakJayanti to all."
Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. The festivities in the Sikh religion revolve around the anniversaries of the 10 Sikh Gurus. These Gurus were responsible for shaping the beliefs of the Sikhs. Their birthdays, known as Gurpurab (or Gurpurb), are occasions for celebration and prayer among the Sikhs.