New Delhi. In memory of the martyrdom of two sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh on January 9 by PM Narendra Modi, 26 December was announced to be celebrated as Veer Bal Diwas. Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has said that we appreciate the sentiment of the PM but linking the martyrdom of small Sahibzadas with child noun does not match with Sikh traditions. Let us inform that objections of Sikh organizations have come to the fore regarding this announcement. In Sikh history, the month of Paush (early mid-December) is celebrated as martyrdom. The separation of the family of Dasam Patshah Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, the martyrdom of Mata Gujri ji and the martyrdom of four sahibzadas (sons of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji) all these sad incidents happened in this month itself.
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Regarding this decision, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, and the largest organization that manages Sikh shrines, Giani Harjinder Singh, acting Jathedar of Akal Takht and Shiromani Akali Dal, a former ally of the BJP, again criticized the use of the word “Baal” for Sahibzade. asked to review.
SGPC President Harjinder Singh Dhami has said that limiting the martyrdom of young Sahibzadas to ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ is an insult to their martyrdom. We respect PM’s sentiments but such decisions related to Sikh community cannot be accepted. Because they have to take decisions according to Sikh traditions, principles and beliefs. Sahibzade is not ‘Baal’, for Sikhs, he is ‘Baba’.
* What PM Modi wrote in the tweet
In fact, Prime Minister Modi had informed on 9 January through his tweet, “Today on the auspicious occasion of Prakash Parv of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, I am proud to announce that every 26th December from this year onwards ‘Veer Bal’. Day’ will be celebrated. It is a fitting tribute to the courage of the Sahibzadas and their quest for justice.
* What Amit Shah wrote
Home Minister Amit Shah wrote about this, “With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to celebrate ‘Veer Bal Diwas’, not only today crores of children will be able to contribute to the service of the nation by taking inspiration from the patriotism of the four Sahibzadas, but will also remember their sacrifice for generations to come. Will be done. I congratulate Modi ji for this.