(THE GIST OF PIB) Veer Bal Diwas

(THE GIST OF PIB) Veer Bal Diwas


Veer Bal Diwas

  • The Prime Minister of India will participate in the Veer Bal Diwas function at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

About Veer Bal Diwas:

  • It is commemorated to honour the martyrdom of Baba Fateh Singh and Zorawar Singh, the Sahibzade of 10th Guru Govind Singh Ji on 26th December every year.


  • Guru Gobind Singh, the leader of the Sikhs in Punjab during the Mughal reign, had four sons. They were referred to as the four Sahibzade Khalsa.
  • In 1699, Gobind Singh established the Khalsa. 
  • This elite warrior band had devout Sikhs with the aim to protect the innocent from religious persecution.
  • While two of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons were killed fighting the Mughals, two other sons were bricked alive on the orders of Aurangzeb’s governor of Sirhind.
  • The two younger sons, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh ji, attained martyrdom after being sealed alive in a wall.

Key facts about Guru Gobind Singh:

  • He was the 10th Sikh guru.
  • He became the Sikh guru at the age of nine, following the demise of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru.

Contribution to Sikh religion:

  • He is known for his significant contributions to the Sikh religion, including the introduction of the turban to cover hair.
  • He is renowned for founding the principles of Khalsa or the Five ‘K’s i.e. kesh(uncut hair), kanga (wooden comb), kara (iron or steel bracelet), kirpan (dagger) and kachera (short breeches).
  • He fought against the Mughals later in the battle of Muktsar in 1705.



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