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Veer Bal Diwas

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Polity & Governance
  • Published
    12th Jan, 2022

Context

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government decision to mark December 26 as Veer Bal Diwas in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons.

About Guru Gobind Singh

  • Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth sixth guru, founded the sixth warrier community called Khalsa in 1699.
  • The community was created especially for the defence of Sikhism and Hinduism against the Mughals.
  • Guru Gobind Singh fought 14 battles against the Mughals and won most of the battles.
  • Among Guru Gobind’s four sons, two of the eldest 13 and 17, were martyred at the Battle of Chamkaur in December 1704 against the Mughals.