President greets nation on eve of Guru Ravidas Jayanti

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted citizens on the eve of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, saying his "noble teachings propagating universal brotherhood are of great relevance in today's world".

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted citizens on the eve of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, saying his "noble teachings propagating universal brotherhood are of great relevance in today's world".

"On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Ravi Dasji, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens," Mukherjee said in a message.

"Guru Ravidasji's noble teachings propagating universal brotherhood are of great relevance in today's world. Let us derive inspiration from the struggle of Guru Ravidasji for equality in society."

"Let us rededicate ourselves to the building of a casteless society for which Guru Ravidasji fought ceaselessly," he added.

Guru Ravidas was a saint of the Bhakti movement.