Ministry of Culture Teachings and ideology of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur will guide our lives forever: Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal Posted On: 25 JUN
Ministry of Culture
Teachings and ideology of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur will guide our lives forever: Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
Posted On: 25 JUN 2022 10:04PM by PIB Delhi
Even though Baba Banda Singh Bahadur is no more with us, yet his sacrifice will continue to inspire. This was stated by Minister of State for Culture Shri Arjun Meghwal on on occasion of Martyrdom Day of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur at Shahidi Sthal, Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurudwara, Mehrauli, New Delhi. Union Minister added that as we are celebrating Azadi ki Amrit Mahostav the Ministry of Culture will see that Baba Banda Bahadur Singh Shahid Sthal will be protected under ASI.
Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs Smt.Meenakshi Lekhi and Baba Jatinder Pal Singh Sodhi, tenth generation descendant of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur also graced the occasion.
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur was a great Sikh warrior and a commander of Khalsa army who defeated the Mughals and liberated a large part of North India from oppressive Mughal rule and established the Khalsa rule in Punjab. Banda Singh Bahadur abolished the Zamindari system and granted property rights to the tillers of the land. He was a Noble ruler who introduced the Nanak Shahi coins. He was captured by Mughal ruler Farrukhsiyar and his martyrdom took place in Mehrauli where a monument stands in his memory.
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