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Veer Bal Diwas 2022: History, Significance and Celebration in India

Veer Bal Diwas 2022

Veer Bal Diwas 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to observe Veer Bal Diwas 2022 on the occasion of the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Veer Bal Diwas is going to be celebrated in India every year on 26th December. Veer Bal Diwas 2022 marks the martyrdom of Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s sons Sahibzada Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

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Veer Bal Diwas 2022 History

Veer Bal Diwas is observed to pay honor and tribute to the sacrifices made by Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh. The Veer Bal Diwas will be observed to honor the ‘Sahibzadas’, the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh. On this day, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh who was just 6 years old, and Fateh Singh who was just 9 years old, were killed by Mughal forces in Sirhind, Punjab.

Guru Gobind Singh Ji had four sons Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Sahibzada Jujhar Singh, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, and Sahibzada Fateh Singh. Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the tenth and final Sikh guru. Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his army were attacked by the Mughal Army at the Anandpur Sahib Fort. The Anandpur Sahib Fort was attacked by the Mughals and after holding for months, food and other essentials started to diminish. By this time, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his family accepted an offer by Aurangzeb of safe passage out of Anandpur.

Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were the youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. They were held captive by the Mughal army and were forced to convert to Islam. The two young Sahibzadas refused to convert and expressed their love for their religion. After this, the emperor ordered the army to bury them alive between the walls.

Veer Bal Diwas Significance

Veer Bal Diwas is observed in honor of the “Sahibzadas”, the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The Indian government has announced to observe Veer Bal Diwas every year on 26th December. This day commemorates the martyrdom day of the Sahibzadas Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh.

Veer Bal Diwas 2022 Celebration in India

Veer Bal Diwas will be celebrated at an event hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi. During this event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend “Shadab Kirtan” led by 300 Baal Kirtanis. During the Veer Bal Diwas, 2022 celebrations PM Modi will also give a green single to start the March-past by 3000 kids in Delhi.

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