Bhagwant Mann attended a Veer Bal Diwas program in Delhi today. An objection was raised over the event’s nomenclature by Akal Takht and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.
The Sahibzadas’ ‘unprecedented’ and ‘supreme’ sacrifices will inspire humanity to fight against tyranny, oppression and injustice, according to Mann.
At a function held here at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Mann told the crowd that Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh reached martyrdom at an early age by showing exemplary courage and fearlessness when facing the might of the Mughal Governor of Sirhind. From Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the Dashmesh Pitaah who fought tirelessly for humanity, the Sahibzadas had inherited their courage and selflessness.
According to the CM, the sacrifices made by the Sahibzadas and Mata Gujri ji were unprecedented in the history of mankind.
In order to inspire the younger generation to make selfless sacrifices for the country, this supreme sacrifice must be made aware to them.
Mann expressed gratitude to PM Modi for organising the event, stating that it will help perpetuate the Sahibzada legacy.
The Prime Minister spoke on the occasion about how ‘concocted narratives’ were taught to create a sense of inferiority.
In speaking at the ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ to mark the death anniversary of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the two younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Modi stressed the importance of self-confidence and self-respect.
The Veer Bal Diwas will remind us what makes India unique and inspire us to recognize our past and make our future, the PM said, adding we must free ourselves from narrow interpretations of the past to move forward. Affirming the courage and determination of the two sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Modi called them ‘veer Sahibzade’ (brave princes) for not succumbing to the tyranny of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said their sacrifices are an endless source of inspiration, adding, “Age does not matter when it comes to extreme valour and sacrifice. “Veer Bal Diwas honors the contributions of 10 Sikh gurus and the tradition of sacrifice in protecting national honour.”
There are chapters of gruesome cruelty in a 1000-year-old history of the world, but it is the character of our heroes that stands out,” he said.