Sree Narayana Guru birth anniversary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tribute to spiritual leader and social reformer Sree Narayana Guru on his birth anniversary. PM Modi hailed him as a "farsighted visionary" whose ideals gave strength to many across India. "I bow to the venerable Sree Narayana Guru on his Jayanti. His life and works epitomised the perfect blend of spirituality and social reform. He emphasised on education and empowerment of women," the Prime Minister tweeted.
I bow to the venerable Sree Narayana Guru on his Jayanti. His life and works epitomised the perfect blend of spirituality and social reform. He emphasised on education and empowerment of women. He was a farsighted visionary whose ideals give strength to many across India. pic.twitter.com/PTTCg8fh8h— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 2, 2020
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, in his tribute to Sree Narayana Guru said, the spiritual leader will always be remembered for his fight against the caste system.
I pay my humble tributes to the great saint and social reformer, Sree Narayana Guru on his birth anniversary today. He was a philosopher and a humanist who will always be remembered for his fight against caste system and upliftment of the depressed classes. #SreeNarayanaGuru— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) September 2, 2020
Paying homage to the spiritual leader, Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on social media, Sree Narayana Guru was "a strong advocate of equality and brotherhood..."
Tributes to venerable Swami Sree Narayana Guru ji on his Jayanti. As a social reformer, spiritual leader and strong advocate of equality & brotherhood, he played an instrumental role in setting up the foundations for social reform in Kerala against discrimination and injustice.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 2, 2020
Swami Sree Narayana Guru was born in Kerala on September 2, 1856. He is known for his immense contribution to end social discrimination and the evils of caste system.