Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

I would like to send my greetings and best wishes to the Sikh community on the Gurpurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. His values of equality and respect, of fairness and helping those less fortunate than yourselves are values we need now more than ever.

I appreciate that due to Covid-19 restrictions, Gurpurab celebrations will be very different this year. I know how incredibly difficult and upsetting this may be for families and communities who won’t be able to come together as they normally would. However, Guru Nanak’s teachings of selfless service and perseverance will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the Sikh community. The seva (selfless service) of Sikhs during the pandemic is a shining example of their community spirit. Guru Nanak championed oneness of humanity and I have seen these values embodied by the Sikh community in my constituency.

I would like to wish you and your families a very happy Gurpurab.