Veer Bal Diwas 2022: Date, Theme, History, Significance, Celebration & More

Veer Bal Diwas 2022: Veer Bal Diwas will be observed on December 26 to pay homage to the courage and martyrdom of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the last Sikh Guru.
Veer Bal Diwas 2022
Veer Bal Diwas 2022

Veer Bal Diwas 2022: December 26 will be observed as Veer Bal Diwas in India for the very first time. On the occasion of the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ to mark the martyrdom of Sri Guru Gobind Singh’s son Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

But do you know why Veer Diwas is celebrated and what is its significance and history? No then, do not take any pause in between.

History

Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Shahibjada Jujhar Singh, Sahibjada Zorawar Singh, and Sahibzada Fateh Singh are the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh guru. 

Guruji and his army were attacked by the Mughal Army. Anandpur Sahib Fort was the starting point of the conflict. The family was split up after a protracted battle on the Sarsa River's bank. Later, the Sahibzaades were asked by Nawabs to convert to Islam, but they refused and affirmed their love for Sikhism. This fearless attitude of the young lads left the Mughal emperor furious, and as a result, they were immediately buried between the walls.

And in history, this event later got etched as a supreme sacrifice made by Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh.

Significance

Veer Bal Diwas is observed in the honor of the "Sahibzades," the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh, the final Sikh guru. The date was chosen to mark the sacrifice of the youngest Sahibzade. Though all four attained martyred, 26 Dec marks the sacrifice of Sahibzadas Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, at the tender ages of six and nine.

Veer Bal Diwas 2022 Celebration

At a historic event honoring "Veer Bal Diwas," Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister will attend a "Shabad Kirtan" led by about 300 Baal Kirtanis during the program. On this historic occasion, the prime minister will also signal the start of a march-past by about 3,000 kids in Delhi.

In order to inform and educate the populace, particularly young children, about the tale of the heroic bravery of the Sahibzades, the government is putting together interactive and participatory programs all across the nation. Essay writing contests, quiz contests, and other events will be planned in schools and colleges all across the nation as part of this project. Public locations such as airports, gas stations, and train stations will host digital exhibitions. Also, there will be events planned all over the nation to recount the struggles and sacrifices of the Sahibzades, in the presence of dignitaries.

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