On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi for a celebration of the “Veer Bal Diwas.” The occasion was held in honour of Guru Gobind Singh, the last Sikh Guru, his four sons (Sahibzade) and Mata Gujri Ji.
“Guru Gobind Singh ji stood like a mountain against the terror of Aurangzeb and his plans to change India. Modi stated at the event, “Aurangzeb and his people wanted to change the religion of Guru Gobin Singh’s children by using a sword.”
Additionally, Modi stated that the history of the world is littered with atrocities. Wars between the Chamkaur and Sirhind were fought three centuries ago. On one side, there was Mughal Sultanate oblivious to common fanaticism and then again, there were our Masters,” news organization TNA cited Modi as saying.
There was terrorism on the one hand and spiritualism on the other. Modi continued, “on the one hand, there were forces of lakhs, and on the other hand, there were Veer Sahibzaade who didn’t relent at all.” On the other hand, there was communal mayhem and liberalism.
Depicting Sahibzaades motivation for ages, the state leader said, “A country that has such history ought to be loaded up with certainty however sadly, for the sake of history, we were shown just specific stories which prompts a feeling of inadequacy,” Modi said.
He stated, “We must be free from the narrow perspectives of the past if we want to take India to newer heights of success.”
Modi also went to the “Shabad Kirtan” that about 300 Baal Kirtanis were doing.
Modi had announced that January 9, 2022, the day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Prakash Purab, would be celebrated as “Veer Baal Diwas” to honour the bravery of the “Sahibzades,” the four sons of the last Sikh guru.
Why the Veer Baal Diwas?
Even though all four of Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s sons were killed, the date is celebrated as the martyrdom day of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, two Sahibzadas who are said to have been killed when they were just six and nine years old in Sirhind (Punjab) by Mughal forces under Aurangzeb’s orders.
The current Fatehgarh Sahib is the location where the sons of the last Sikh Guru were buried alive.