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Veer Baal Diwas

Published: 28th Dec, 2023

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Prime Minister has participated in the programme marking ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ on 26th December, 2023 in New Delhi.

  • 'Veer BalDiwas' is celebrated in tribute to the martyrdom of Sri Guru Gobind Singh's sons, Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

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About Guru Gobind Singh:

  • Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth sixth guru, a spiritual leader, warrior, poet and philosopher.
  • He formally became the leader and protector of the Sikhs at the age of nine after his father, Guru TeghBahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru, was killed by Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam.
  • He founded the sixth warrier community called Khalsa in 1699.
  • The community was created especially for the defence of Sikhism and Hinduism against the Mughals.
  • Guru Gobind Singh fought 14 battles against the Mughals and won most of the battles.
  • Guru Gobind Singh Ji declared Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism's Holy Scripture in 1708, before his death.
  • He left his bodily form on October 7 in 1708.

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