Jammu, Dec 26: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha participated in a function marking ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ at Gurudwara, Bhagwati Nagar on Tuesday.
He also unveiled a statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, disciple of Guru Gobind Singh Maharaj and attended a ‘Shabad Kirtan’.
The four Sahibzades of Guruji were the embodiment of courage, valour and sacrifice. The life, ideals and bravery of Sahibzades is unparalleled in history, the Lt Governor said.
“Our great Gurus ensured society is free from all discrimination, fear and insecurity. The martyrdom day of Sahibzades is an occasion to remember the contribution of our revered Sikh Gurus to nation and we must strive relentlessly towards achieving the ideals espoused by them,” the Lt Governor observed.
The Sikh Gurus worked with the common commitment to protect the integrity and sovereignty of India and promoted social justice, social harmony and empowerment of all sections of society, he said.
The Lt Governor said, it is a matter of great pride for all of us that the entire society has come together to pay the respect to our Great Gurus, Sahibzades and resolved to the task of nation-building.
“Under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Anand Marriage Act has been implemented in Jammu Kashmir. Some people say what has changed in Jammu Kashmir. If Article 370 had remained in Jammu Kashmir, Anand Marriage Act would not have become a reality. The administration is restoring the shrine of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Ji in Reasi. The devotees and tourists from across the country will be able to visit the spiritual place of Baba Banda Singh Ji,” the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor reiterated the commitment of Union Territory administration to promote Punjabi language in education.