Saragarhi Day 2023; Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann In Firozpur Gurudwara | CM said- Sahibzade of Guru Gobind Singh was martyred; War Memorial will be built in Saragarhi in 6 months


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Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has reached Faridkot regarding Saragarhi Day.  Here he first bowed to 21 warriors.  - Dainik Bhaskar

Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has reached Faridkot regarding Saragarhi Day. Here he first bowed to 21 warriors.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann reached Saragarhi Gurdwara Sahib in Ferozepur Cantonment to pay tribute to the brave men of the Battle of Saragarhi on their martyrdom day. Here first of all he bowed to the 21 warriors who sacrificed their lives and participated in Akhand Sahib recitation. After this he laid the foundation stone of Saragarhi War Memorial.

He also announced that there will be no celebration in Punjab in the month of December regarding the martyrdom of Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh.

Bhagwant Mann said that the previous government had announced the construction of Saragarhi War Memorial here and released one crore rupees in the year 2019, but the work could not start because another Rs 25 lakh was required for it, which was not released. . This reflects the behavior of previous governments towards the martyrs.

Bhagwant Mann announced that the construction work of the memorial to be built in memory of 21 Sikh warriors will be completed in 6 months. There will be no shortage of funds for the construction of the memorial, the work of this memorial will in any case be completed in 6 months. He will personally supervise the work on Jung’s memorial. The story of bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers during the Saragarhi battle will continue to inspire our future generations to serve the country selflessly.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Singh Mann addressing the people in Saragarhi.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Singh Mann addressing the people in Saragarhi.

Firozpur will develop as a tourism hub
The Chief Minister also announced to make concrete efforts to develop Firozpur district as a tourism center in the state. He said Saragarhi Memorial and Hussainiwala, where Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru attained martyrdom, fall in this district. These places of historical importance along the Hussainiwala border will be shown to tourists from all over the world.

There will be no happiness gatherings in the month of December
Bhagwant Mann also recalled that during his tenure as a Lok Sabha member, after the issue was raised on his behalf with contemporary Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the House paid homage to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji on the occasion of his Martyrdom Day of Chhote Sahibzadas. Had presented. He said that the unmatched and great sacrifices of Chhota Sahibzadas will always inspire humanity to fight against oppression, tyranny and injustice.

The younger Sahibzadas showed immense courage and fearlessness by standing firm against the oppression and tyranny of the Mughal Subedar of Sirhind. The Sahibzadas inherited the qualities of bravery and selfless service from Dasmesh Pita, who fought tirelessly for the welfare of humanity.

Sahibzade and Mata Gujri Ji of the tenth father of Sikhs, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji were martyred in the month of December, due to which this month is a month of mourning for the entire community. Mann said that he has already instructed the officials that in future no joyous gathering should be celebrated at the government level during this month. This effort will be a true tribute to the Sahibzadas by the state government and people.

Before reaching Firozpur, CM Bhagwant Mann tweeted and wrote – “The battle of Saragarhi…the battle of Ankh was fought…On the occasion of Saragarhi Day, I heartily salute the 21 warriors of the 36th Sikh Regiment who sacrificed their lives.” Gave…”

CM Bhagwant Mann has tweeted about Saragarhi Day.

CM Bhagwant Mann has tweeted about Saragarhi Day.

Read the full story of Battle of Saragarhi…
The forts named Gulistan and Lokhart in Afghanistan were built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which was occupied by the British at that time and was under the North West Frontier State. For communication in these forts, the British had built a security post named Saragarhi.

Where 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment were deployed. According to the documents found and inscribed on the Firozpur Gurdwara, between the last week of August and September 11, the rebels attacked the fort dozens of times. On the morning of 12 September, about 12 thousand Afghan Pashtuns surrounded the fort of Lokhart.

As soon as the attack started, Signal Incharge Gurmukh Singh took Lt. Gave information to Colonel John Houghton, but it was very difficult to get immediate help to the fort. Lance Naik Labh Singh and Bhagwan Singh started firing. Bhagwan Singh became the first victim of bullets fired by thousands of Pashtuns.

Havaldar Ishar Singh, assuming the leadership, along with his group raised the slogan ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal, Sat Shri Akal’ and attacked the enemy. Fighting with the Pashtuns went from morning to night and in the end 21 commanders were martyred, these commanders killed about 600 Afghans.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s film Kesari was based on the bravery of the Sikhs in this battle.

People reached Saragarhi Gurdwara Sahib.

People reached Saragarhi Gurdwara Sahib.

Hero of Battle of Saragarhi
The Battle of Saragarhi has been counted among the greatest battles of the world. In this war, 21 soldiers of the Sikh regiment clashed with an army of 10,000 Afghans and they attained martyrdom by killing about 600 Afghans. The bravery of these 21 heroes was saluted in the British Parliament. All of them were posthumously given the Indian Order of Merit, which was an honor equivalent to Param Vir Chakra. The Sikh soldiers martyred in the war were related to Firozpur and Amritsar, in view of which the British Army built memorials at both the places.

The heroes of the Sikh Regiment who attained martyrdom were Havildar Ishar Singh, Naik Lal Singh, Naik Chanda Singh, Lance Naik Sunder Singh, Lance Naik Ram Singh, Sepoy Uttam Singh, Sepoy Sahib Singh, Sepoy Heera Singh, Sepoy Daya, Sepoy Jeevan Singh, Sepoy Bhola. Singh, Constable Narayan Singh, Constable Gurmukh Singh, Constable Jeevan Singh, Constable Gurmukh Singh, Constable Ram Singh, Constable Bhagwan Singh, Constable Buta Singh, Constable Jeev Singh and Constable Nand Singh.

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