Secretary Human rights and Minority affairs Dr Muhammad Shoaib Akbar cut a cake, along with the Sikh and religious minority members at a ceremony held at a private hotel to mark the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.
He noted that Baba Guru Nanak’s birthday was an occasion to rejoice for the Sikh community.
He mentioned that Baba Guru Nanak impressed people with his good morals and character.
Director Human rights Muhammad Yousaf in welcome address briefed about the measures taken by department for the religious minorities.
Kalyan Singh said that today is the 554th Birth Day celebration of Baba GuruNanak who was the first Guru of Sikhism, his teachings, expressed through devotional hymns. Archbishop of Lahore Sebastian Shaw, said in his addre that due to conducive atmosphere for societal tolerance, minorities in Pakistan enjoy the rights which could not be even imagined in India. Professor Mahmood Ghaznavi said that religious minorities have complete freedom to perform their religious rituals.
social worker Miss Nosheen highlighted the role of Baidari, securing rights of women.
Arch Bishop Sebastian Shaw, Farher James Chanan, Hindu activist Bhagat Lal, Mahmood Ghaznavi, Majeed Abel, Kalyan Singh and other also addressed to the ceremony and paid tribute to Baba Gurunank’ s services.