India works for well-being: PM

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New Delhi: Hailing the contribution of the Indian sages and gurus in enriching the nation’s heritage and traditions through their penance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday stated the sacrifice of Expert Teg Bahadur, who ended up being “Hind ki chadar” and stood like a rock in front of Aurangzeb’s tyrannical thinking, has actually motivated numerous generations to live and die to safeguard the dignity of their culture, for its honour and regard.

Asserting that the country was following the ideals of Sikh gurus, Mr Modi stated India had never ever positioned a hazard to any nation or society and even today amidst global conflicts it considers the well-being of the entire world.

In a historic event to mark the 400 Parkash Purab of the ninth expert, a ceremony was held at Delhi’s historic Red Fort after sunset for the very first time in independent India. The Red Fort is simply 600 meters away from Sis Ganj Gurdwara, where the Sikh master was martyred. The fort was chosen as the venue as it was from here that Aurangzeb had actually offered orders for the execution of Guru Teg Bahadur in 1675.

“India has never ever posed a threat to any country or society. Even today we consider the well-being of the entire world. When we talk about a self-reliant India, we keep the development of the entire world in front of that goal,” the PM said.

Mr Modi reached out to the Sikh community, who collected at the place, and all those following the occasion across the world over, and noted different efforts by his government for the Sikh neighborhood and Sikhism. He kept in mind how the Indian government brought Afghan Sikhs and swaroops of the Expert Granth Sahib after the Taliban took over Afghanistan.

The PM likewise released a celebratory coin and a postage stamp on the celebration. The Modi federal government and the BJP has actually been reaching out to the Sikh neighborhood, which controls Punjab, a state where the BJP has actually been desperately trying to increase its organisational strength, particularly after its ally, Akali Dal, snapped ties over the now-repealed farm laws.

Keeping In Mind Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib is a sign of the immortal sacrifice of Expert Tegh Bahadur, Mr Modi said: “This holy gurdwara advises us how great was the sacrifice of Master Tegh Bahadur ji to safeguard our terrific culture. At that time there was a storm of religious fanaticism in the nation. India, which thought about religious beliefs as a matter of viewpoint, science and self-reflection, was dealing with individuals who committed violence and atrocities in the name of religion.” The PM stated the Red Fort is a witness that Aurangzeb and autocrats like him may have beheaded numerous people but “our faith could not be separated from us”. He included: “Big powers have actually disappeared, big storms have calmed down however India still stands immortal and is continuing.”

Guru Tegh Bahadur’s death anniversary is marked as “Shaheedi Divas” every year on November 24. The event saw performances by 400 Sikh musicians and a langar was also organised.



Released at Thu, 21 Apr 2022 15:46:31 -0400