The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath announced that the history of Sikh gurus will be included in the curriculum of schools across the state. The state CM made this announcement on Sunday during a Gurbani Kirtan organized at his residence. The Gurbani Kirtan was held at his residence on the eve of ‘Sahibzada Diwas’. This occasion marks the martyrdom of 4 sahibzada of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh and his mother Mata Guruji.
The Chief Minister alongside two deputy CMs Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, few cabinet ministers, and some other officials wore saffron turbans and took part in the ‘Kirtan.’ All the participants alongside the Sikh representatives were offered langar food. The Chief Minister memorized the gathering on how the ‘sahibzadas’ set examples of securing the Hindu religion.
He further stated that the last sahibzada had placed up a combat against the order of the then Mughal Emperor of Aurangazeb and declined to convert to Islam. The state CM said, ‘Guru Teg Bahadur ji ka balidan, us kaal Khand mein Kashmir mein Hinduon ki raksha karne mein sahayak bana (Guru Teg Bahadur’s sacrifice helped in protecting Hindus in Kashmir during that time).’
Yogi said that the festival was not just the celebrations of the Sikhs but also of the whole nation. At the festive celebration, he said, ‘Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Gujri are inspirational examples of sacrifice for rights, truth, and protection of religion.’ Another announcement made by the state CM is that the schools across Uttar Pradesh will hold debates on Sikh gurus and Sahibzadas.
He said, ‘Bharat ke itihas ki jab baat karte hain to Sikh itihas usse alag ho hi nahi sakta. Woh to humare padhyakram ka Ek part banna chahiye. Ek Ek Bache ko bataya Jana chahiye (When we talk of India’s history, the history of the Sikhs cannot be separated from it. It should be a part of our syllabus. Every child should be told about it).’
Yogi requested the deputy CM and education minister of the state, Sharma to make sure that the curriculum includes the sacrifice of sahibzadas. Yogi said that the Sikh Gurus had made specific sacrifices for the protection of the Hindu religion and the nation would always remember them. He further stated that every Sikh was geared up to take the lead when it came to ‘Bhakti, Shakti, Purushartha aur Parisharam’. Moreover, the Sikhs were popularly known for their hard work.
The Deputy Chief Minister Maurya said ‘how the Sikhs fought for religion and the country cannot be forgotten’. During the occasion, some of the school students also memorized ‘Anant Sahib path’. Keep visiting this website to get regular updates on various educational news such as the ems, results, and more.