Declare Nov 14 as ‘Bharat Ke Lal Diwas’: SUF

SUF leader, S S Wazir addressing press conference in Jammu on Saturday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh
SUF leader, S S Wazir addressing press conference in Jammu on Saturday. -Excelsior/ Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 13: Chairman Sikh United Front, Sudershan Singh Wazir today called upon the Government to declare November 14 every year, dedicated to the martyrdom of four `Sahibzadas’ of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji Maharaj as “Bharat Ke Lal Diwas”.
Justifying his point at a press conference here today, Wazir said Shabizadas- Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh are the “Bharat Ke Lal.” They gave their life at a tender age for the sake of the country and its culture and Sanskriti, while fighting against the tyranny of the then rulers of India who wanted to subjugate the peace loving people of the country.
Wazir called upon the Government of India and the Governments of all the states and Union Territories to officially declare November 14 as a holiday commemorating the martyrdom as `Bharat ke Lal Diwas’. It is pertinent to mention that `Shabizada’ Ajit Singh attained martyrdom at the age of 18 years while fighting the Mughal Army in the historic `battle of Chamkaur’.
Sahibzada Jujhar Singh was also martyred at the same place at the age of 14 and he earned the reputation of being likened to a crocodile for his fierceness in the battle of Chamkaur when he volunteered to leave the besieged fort with last five warriors.
Sahibzadas Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were bricked alive by the cruel Mughal rulers who attempted to suffocate them inside a brick enclosure at the tender age of 9 years and 6 years, respectively at Sirhind Fatehgarh Sahib.
By dedicating the November 14, to these `Bharat ke Lal’ the spirit of sacrifice and dedication will trigger in the minds of young children at their tender age as they will read and learn about the history. This spirit will make Bharat the strongest nation, he claimed.
The representatives of several Sikh bodies on the occasion also demanded that the sacrifices of Gurus and their families and others who believed in the philosophy of Khalsa Panth and Sikhism should be made a part of the syllabi in the primary schools so that the real values of Sikhism become the part of their daily life.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Mohinder Singh, Darbinder Singh, Rajinder Singh, Raja Singh, Ravinder Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Gajan Singh, Paramjit Singh and Kulwant Singh.