Celebrate Children’s Day in memory of four martyr sons of Guru Gobind Singh: DSGMC
New Delhi, November 13: The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has urged the Prime Minister Mr. Narender Modi to order celebration of Children’s Day in the country in the name of four Sahibzadas of tenth sikh guru ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
In a letter written to the Prime Minister, the DSGMC General Secretary Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that though we has no intention to hurt anybody’s sentiments but it is high time that world should know the history of India. He said that the world has acknowledged your work in making India a developed country and every world leader and institution was praising the personal efforts being made by you for the country. He said that no one other can understand this issue better than you as there is no other sacrifice like the supreme sacrifice made by four sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji for the national security and safety. He said that it was also imperative to take this decision so as to educate our young generation about the history of India and how the young ones sacrificed their lives for peace, justice and safeguarding the religion of the country.
Mr. Sirsa said that on a number of occasions you have made observations on human issues and implementing this proposal will be a great service for the humanity and no one other is better than you to understand this issue and take a decision in this regard.
Mr. Sirsa drew his attention towards the heroic deeds, unparalleled valor and supreme sacrifices made by the revered sons (lovingly called Char Sahibzade) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji who sacrificed their lives for the pride of this country. It is the talk of that time when there was a dictatorship, injustice, chaos everywhere in the country. The then evil Mughal Emperor- Aurangzeb chalked out a political wicked strategy for forcible conversion of religion of Hindu people into Islam which shook the whole country. There was no one standing against the tyrannical rule of Mughal Emperor- Aurangzeb except Sikh Guru-Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji who sacrificed his life for the humanity and his footsteps were followed by his son Guru Gobind Singh Ji and grandsons (Char Sahibzade). Due to their sacrifices, the evil Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had to drop the evil policy of forceful conversion. They fought for the country and freedom of religion against foreign invaders – Mughals.
Elaborating further Mr. Sirsa said that in the Battle of Chamkaur which took place in December, 1704 CE in which Sahibzada Ajit Singh Ji and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh Ji were 18 and 14 years old respectively when they along with 40 Sikh warriors gave a strong fight to the Mughal Army in the battle of Chamkaur Sahib. They achieved martyrdom as warriors in this battle.
While the younger ones, Chote Sahibzaade, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji, were just 6 and 9 years old when they were bricked alive for refusing to accept Islam.
All of them died as martyrs at a very tender age. ‘Char Sahibzade’ were the great personalities who sacrificed their lives to save common people from the tyranny of Aurangzeb and his cruel Wazirs on the path of righteousness like their grandfather Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and father Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji –Sikh Gurus. There is no comparison of valor, sacrifices made by them not only in the history of India but also the history of world. They fought like a valiant soldiers thus inscribing their names in the history in golden letters.
He said that words fail to describe the infinite courage shown by them who were bravery and focused to stand for the ideals set by their grandfather and father. They were not even lured by the promise of lavish gifts and cosy comforts.
Mr. Sirsa urged the PM that India should recognize their sacrifice as supreme one and pay the brave souls tribute by dedicating Children’s Day in their name. A nation that values its past has a brighter future. So we request you to consider this plea and make the much-needed change. India needs to pay tribute to the sacrifice of Chaar Sahibzaade.
Meanwhile Mr. Sirsa has also urged the Singh Sabhas across the country to urge PM for this noble cause and write letters to him in this regard.