Prime Minister Modi hailed the contributions of Sikh gurus at an event in Gujarat last month. Earlier in January, he announced that December 26 will be celebrated as “Veer Baal Diwas” from 2022. It will be a tribute to the bravery and martyrdom of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Prime Minister Modi has said.
The Sikh community in the UK has begun to push back against the anti-India campaign, led by the Khalistani. The latter have organized numerous protest marches in the UK in recent months.
But on Sunday, Sikh community leaders gathered at the Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, located at Park Avenue, Southall, and passed a resolution thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for doing so much for the Sikh community and for helping to bridge the misunderstandings.
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They also thanked this prime minister for announcing December 26 as “Veer Baal Diwas” and declaring it a public holiday.
In the congregation, Sikh leaders and gurdwara committee bureau members challenged those pushing a “factually incorrect” narrative about India and its current government, according to a statement from them.
The passing of the resolution is seen as a bold step by the local community in the UK, which so far has remained silent and opted not to confront a handful of Khalistanis spreading an anti-Indian narrative.
On the occasion of the 365th anniversary of the birth of Guru Gobind Singh, Prime Minister Modi announced that December 26 will be celebrated as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ from 2022. It will be a tribute to the bravery and martyrdom of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh, he said.
He had previously praised the contributions of Sikh gurus, who he said are not just limited to society and spirituality, but have helped India at various times.
“The bravery of Guru Tegh Bahadur and his sacrifice against Aurangzeb teaches us how the country struggles against terror and religious fanaticism. Likewise, the life of the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib is also a living example of tenacity and sacrifice to every step,” PM Modi had said while addressing the Gurpurab celebrations at Gurudwara Lakhpat Sahib in Gujarat in December last year.
He also praised the contributions made by the gurdwaras during the difficult time of the corona.