Nation Celebrates Guru Nanak Jayanti


New Delhi: The birth anniversary of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev is being celebrated across the country today with traditional fervor and gaiety.

Several functions are being held across the country to mark the occasion. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted countrymen on the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev.

Kartik Poornima, considered as an auspicious day in Hindu Mythology is also being celebrated today.

Devotees across the country take a dip in the holy rivers to mark the occasion.

It was on this day in 1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was born in Allahabad. To commemorate his birthday this day is observed as ‘Children’s Day’ from 1957