The philosophy and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev echoed the corridors of the US Capitol as powerful American lawmakers and eminent Indian-Americans celebrated the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism and underscored that his principles were more relevant today than ever before.
Top US lawmakers have introduced resolutions in the Congress, recognising the historical, cultural and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev and honouring the contributions of Sikh-Americans to the country.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday described Guru Nanak Dev as one of India's most democratic spiritual leaders and said a new world of peace and sustainable development can be found if teachings of the first Sikh Guru are integrated in daily lives.
The estimated cost of the project, under the Smart Cities Mission, is Rs 271.11 crore, to be equally distributed between the Union and the state government. It is to be released in three instalments of 20:40:40, the official statement said.
PM Modi said Guru Nanak was committed towards eradicating injustice and inequality from society and believed in the power of education.