The 15th of April holds special significance for Sikhism devotees. On this day, Baba Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first Guru, was born. Nanak was born on April 15, 1469 to Baba Mehta Kalu and Mata Tripta at Rai Bhoi Di Talwandi (now in Pakistan), today is known as Nankana Sahib. He emphasised the importance of religious unity and created the groundwork for Sikhism. Baba Nanak was proficient in several languages and had travelled to many different parts of the globe.
This 105th day of the year has special significance for another reason as well. In fact, on this day in 2004, a law was approved in France, in which the use of any kind of religious symbol in schools was prohibited. This law came into effect from 2 September 2004. In this, the hijab worn on the head by Muslim girls, the turban of Sikh children, and the cross of Christian children were all banned.