Sikh Gurus taught Indians to live for glory of their land: PM Modi on ‘Veer Bal Diwas’

PM Modi Addressed an event to commemorate Martyrdom of sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Sikh Gurus have taught Indians to live for the glory of their land, and served as an inspiration to make the country better and developed. Speaking at a ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ event here to commemorate the martyrdom of the two sons of Guru Gobind Singh, PM Modi highlighted that their sacrifices are not only being remembered in India but also globally.

The Prime Minister said, “Today the country is remembering the immortal sacrifice of the brave Sahibzadas and taking inspiration from them. In the golden age of independence, a new chapter has started in the form of Veer Bal Diwas.”

He said that last year, for the first time, the country celebrated December 26 as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’. “Then everyone in the entire country listened to the heroic stories of Sahibzadas with great emotion. Veer Bal Diwas symbolizes the resolve to do anything to protect Indianness. This day reminds us that age does not matter at the height of bravery,” he said.

He said that now ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ is being celebrated at the international level also. “Programmes related to Veer Bal Diwas are also being organised in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, UAE and Greece. The whole world will know more about the brave Sahibzadas of India and will learn from their great deeds,” he said. He also said, “The courage and ideals of Guru Gobind Singhji and his four Sahibzadas continue to inspire and energise the hearts of the people of India.

“So, the Veer Bal Diwas is the nation’s tribute to the unmatched bravery of those true heroes and the great mothers who gave birth to them.” He also said, “Unless we respect our heritage, the world will also not appreciate our heritage. Today when we are proud of our heritage, the world’s perspective has also changed.”