Bhopal Hamidia Gurudwara: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who arrived to pay obeisance at the Gurdwara at Hamidia Road in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, ordered a major action on the spot, in fact, there is a Rajput bar and hotel near the Gurdwara, where there is a gathering of alcoholics till late night, daily. Devotees coming to pay obeisance at the Gurdwara had to face trouble many times due to the elements standing outside the hotel. On Monday, when the Chief Minister arrived to attend a religious event organized at this Gurdwara, the Sikh Sangat requested him to close this bar, which resulted in the closure of the bar. Later, on the spot, CM Shivraj ordered the officials to close the bar immediately. After some time, the administration’s staff reached to take action to seal this bar and hotel.
“Veer Bal Diwas”
Significantly, the country is celebrating the first “Veer Bal Diwas” today, Shivraj government of Madhya Pradesh has taken a big decision on this occasion, Madhya Pradesh government will celebrate it as a week. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made this announcement today after paying obeisance at Gurudwara Nanaksar, Hamidia Road, Bhopal on this occasion. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that in reality today is the real Veer Bal Diwas. That’s why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided and we have also decided in Madhya Pradesh that “Veer Bal Diwas” will be celebrated every year from 21 to 26 January. He said that the true Veer Bal Diwas is today only. From my childhood, I had read a poem on martyrdom, the martyrdom of the younger ones. He never compromised on principles. Fear and dread never appeared on his face.
CM Shivraj said that Guru Gobind Singh ji made his supreme sacrifice for the sake of protecting the country and the religion. His four Sahibzads also gave their martyrdom for the country. Such martyrdom has not been given till date in the history of the world. To salute the same martyrdom, the government has decided to celebrate the whole week as “Veer Bal Diwas”. The supreme sacrifice of Sahibzads will continue to inspire us all. How can we improve its form, so that there can be more inspiration towards the country and religion in everyone’s mind, the government will continue to take steps for that.
It is noteworthy that on January 9, 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to celebrate “Veer Bal Diwas” on December 26, the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. He had said that it has been decided to celebrate the martyrdom day of Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh, the younger Sahibzads of Guru Gobind Singh ji, as “Veer Bal Diwas”. Under the same decision, “Veer Bal Diwas” is being celebrated in the country today.