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Veer Bal Diwas

Veer Bal Diwas:

The Prime Minister of India will participate in the Veer Bal Diwas function at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

  • Veer Bal Diwas is commemorated to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh, the Sahibzade of 10th Guru Govind Singh Ji on 26th December every year.
  • Guru Gobind Singh, the leader of the Sikhs in Punjab during the Mughal reign, had four sons. They were referred to as the four Sahibzade Khalsa.
  • In 1699, Gobind Singh established the Khalsa.
  • This elite warrior band had devout Sikhs with the aim to protect the innocent from religious persecution.
  • While two of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons were killed fighting the Mughals, two other sons were bricked alive on the orders of Aurangzeb’s governor of Sirhind.
  • The two younger sons, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh ji, attained martyrdom after being sealed alive in a wall.