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‘Veer Bal Diwas’ Celebrated across the country

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the program marking ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on 26 December, 2023. Shri Modi witnessed a recital and three martial arts displays performed by children. On the occasion, the Prime Minister also flagged off a march-past by youth in Delhi

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi remarked that the nation is remembering the immortal sacrifices of Veer Sahibzada and deriving inspiration from them as a new chapter of Veer Bal Diwas unfolds for India in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal. The Prime Minister recalled the celebrations of the first Veer Bal Diwas celebrated on the same day last year when the tales of valor of the Veer Sahibzade left the entire nation electrified. “Veer Bal Diwas is a symbol of the never-say-die attitude for the protection of Bhartiyata”,

PM Shri Modi emphasized, “This day reminds us that age does not matter when it comes to heights of bravery.” Calling it a celebration of the heritage of the Sikh Gurus, the Prime Minister said that the courage and ideals of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his four Veer Sahibzades embolden every Indian even today. “Veer Bal Diwas is a national tribute to the mothers who gave birth to bravehearts with unparalleled courage”, the Prime Minister said as he remembered the sacrifices made by the family of Baba Moti Ram Mehra and the devotion of Diwan Todarmal. This true devotion towards the Gurus, the Prime Minister said, ignites the flames of devotion towards the nation.

Veer Bal Diwas is now celebrated internationally

The Prime Minister expressed happiness that Veer Bal Diwas is now being celebrated internationally as the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE and Greece witnessed programmes related to Veer Bal Diwas. Recalling the incomparable history of the battles of Chamkaur and Sirhind, the Prime Minister said that this history can not be forgotten. He remembered how Indians faced cruelty and despotism with dignity.
The Prime Minister pointed out that the world keeps India among the foremost lands of opportunities. India, PM Modi emphasized, is playing a key role in global problems of economy, science, research, sports and diplomacy. That is why, the Prime Minister reiterated his clarion call that he gave from the Red Fort “Yahi Samay hai Sahi Samay Hai’.

The Prime Minister emphasized that India is going through a time period which comes in aeons. In this Amrit Kaal of Azadi, Shri Modi said that multiple factors have come together which would determine the golden period for India. He stressed on India’s youth power and informed that the population of youth in the country today is way more than during the freedom struggle. and expressed confidence that the present generation of youth can take the country to unimaginable heights. He mentioned Nachiketa who broke all barriers in search of knowledge, Abhimanyu who at a young age took on the ‘Chakravyuh’, Dhruv and his penance, Mauryan King Chandragupta who led an empire at a very young age, Eklavya and his dedication towards his Guru Dronacharya, Khudiram Bose, Batukeshwar Datt, Kanaklata Barua, Rani Gaidinliu, Baji Raut and various others national heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Coming 25 years bringing huge opportunities for youth

The Prime Minister was very clear when he stressed “The coming 25 years are bringing huge opportunities for our youth. The youth of India, irrespective of which region or society they are born in, have limitless dreams. To fulfill these dreams, the government has a clear roadmap and a clear vision.”

Highlighting the success of Indian athletes in recent international events, the Prime Minister noted that most of the athletes hail from middle-class families in rural areas. He credited their successes to the Khelo India campaign which provides better sports and training facilities near their homes and ensures a transparent selection process. This, the Prime Minister said, is a result of prioritizing the welfare of the youth.

Union Minister for Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for I&B Shri Anurag Singh Thakur were present on the occassion.

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JP Nadda and Amit Shah offers prayer at Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat in Kolkata

Bharatiya Janta Party National President Shri JP Nadda and Union Home & Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah visited and offered prayers at Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat in Kolkata on the occasion of Veer Baal Diwas on 26 December, 2023.
On the day of the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, on January 9, 2022, Prime Minister Modi announced that December 26 would be marked every year as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’, to mark the martyrdom of his sons Sahibzadas Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.

The day also marks the birth anniversary of Udham Singh, a great revolutionary, who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, Amritsar on Baisakhi in 1919 by killing General O’Dwyer, who ordered his forces to open fire on peaceful protesters, in March 1940. Shaheed Udham Singh was later hanged by the British in London.
In his message on X, BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda said, “Visited Gurudwara Bara Sikh Sangat in Kolkata along with HM Shri @AmitShah Ji.

It is truly a blessing for me to have offered prayers at this revered place, blessed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, on the occasion of Veer Bal Diwas.
Today, we remember and bow to the immortal sacrifice of Veer Sahibazade, whose unwavering courage and devotion to faith are an inspiration to us all”.

In his message the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said, “Took blessings at Gurdwara Sri Badi Sangat Sahib in Kolkata. This historical Gurudwara is blessed with the company of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

Today, on ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ it is a great privilege for me to listen to the Satsang here. The supreme sacrifice made by the Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh Ji at a young age to save the religion and truth will continue to inspire us all for ages”.

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