Veer Baal Diwas : 26th December

The Government of India has decided to commemorate 26th Dec as “Veer Baal Diwas” in the honour of the supreme sacrifice made by Sahibzada Zorawar Singh & Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the younger sons of the 10th Sikh Guru Govind Singh Ji for their supreme & unparalleled sacrifice on 26th Dec 1705 at tender age of 9 & 6 years respectively to defend dignity & honour of Sikhism.

The 4 Sahibzade Khalsa warrior princes were the sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji. Guru Gobind Singh ji had 4 sons – Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh. All 4 of his sons were initiated into the Khalsa & all were executed by Mughal forces before the age of 19. Sikhism honors the illustrious martyred sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji in the prayer of ardas for their valor & sacrifice as ‘Char Sahibzade’, that is the 4 princes of the Khalsa warrior order.

Source : MHA Press Release dated 9 Jan 2022

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