Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a programme organised to mark the ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ at Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi on Monday. The event was organised in the remembrance of last Sikh Guru- Guru Gobind Singh, his four sons (Sahibzade), and Mata Gujri Ji.
“Against the terror of Aurangzeb, against his plans to change India, Guru Gobind Singh ji stood like a mountain. Aurangzeb and his people wanted to change the religion of Guru Gobin Singh’s children by the force of a sword,” Modi said on the occasion.
Modi also said the world’s history is filled with instances of atrocities. “Three centuries ago, Chamkaur and Sirhind wars were fought. On one side, there was Mughal Sultanate blind to communal extremism and on the other hand, there were our Gurus,” news agency ANI quoted Modi as saying.
“On the one hand, there was terrorism and on the other hand, there is spiritualism. On the one hand, there was communal mayhem, while on the other hand, there was liberalism…on one hand, there were forces of lakhs, while on the other hand, there were Veer Sahibzaade who didn’t relent at all,” Modi added.