Children’s Day or Veer Children’s Day?


In the ‘Battle of Chamkaur’, in front of 10 lakh Mughal soldiers, only 43 Sikhs under the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh ji had defeated the Mughal army while fighting against unrighteousness and untruth, among those 43 Sikhs, in the four Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind ji Two elder Sahibzade Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh also sacrificed their lives while fighting valiantly.

This generation, which has been celebrating Children’s Day on 14th November since childhood, many times this thought has come that what is the basis of celebrating the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as Children’s Day? It was learned from teachers and books that Chacha Nehru ji was very fond of children and hence his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day.

The day from which crores of children should have taken inspiration, the day on which various events should have been organized all over the country, so that the coming generation could take inspiration. That Children’s Day today has been reduced to making memes of ‘Happy Children’s Day’ with a picture of film artist Anil Kapoor on social media and making fun of this holy day. This is the country of India, where the brave Abhimanyu learns to pierce the Chakravyuh from the womb of his mother, this is the India, where King Bharat is found counting the teeth of a lion in the forest in his childhood, this is the India, where only twelve years At the age of Baji Raut sacrifices his life for the country and this is India, where Lord Krishna is also worshiped in the child form of Laddu Gopal. At least in such India, there was a dire need to keep Children’s Day beyond the political chessboard. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to celebrate 26 December as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ from this year on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the 10th Guru of Sikhs and founder of Khalsa Panth. Out of the four Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh ji, two elder sons sacrificed their lives valiantly in the battle of Chamkaur, while both the younger Sahibzadas were elected alive in the wall by the Mughal Subedar Wazir Khan for not accepting Islam. Was. Even in this childhood, in honor of these brave boys who give more importance to the country, religion, truth and the education of their guru than their lives, the decision of the Prime Minister to celebrate their martyrdom day on 26th December as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ is historic. Is.

In the ‘Battle of Chamkaur’, in front of 10 lakh Mughal soldiers, only 43 Sikhs under the leadership of Guru Gobind Singh ji had defeated the Mughal army while fighting against unrighteousness and untruth, among those 43 Sikhs, in the four Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind ji Two elder Sahibzade Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh also sacrificed their lives while fighting valiantly. The eldest of the two elder sahibzade in four, Ajit Singh was only 18 years old and Jujhar Singh was only 15 years old! Of the two younger sahibzadas, Zorawar Singh was 9 years old and the youngest Baba Fatah Singh was only 6 years old. At such a young age, in front of a million Mughal soldiers, those two brave boys had created a ruckus in the Mughal army with their fighting skills and valor in the battle by shouting ‘Wahe Guru Ji Da Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Di Fatah’. But the fearlessness of these ‘small’ sahibzadas, unwavering faith in their country and religion, and respect for their father’s teachings more than their lives, today make those ‘two little’ of us the biggest, very big in stature. When Mughal Subedar Wazir Khan failed to get those two young boys to convert to Islam, he asked them what they would do after that if they were set free. In the Mughal court full of this, those two boys looked into the eyes of the Mughal commander and said that after being released, we will gather an army and attack you and kill you. How difficult it is to imagine this valor, this courage and perseverance. Perhaps while bowing down to this bravery, Guru Gobind Singh ji would have written – ‘If I fight with birds, I should fight one and a half lakh, only then should I say the name Gobind Singh.’

We had to wait for 75 years and fourteen Prime Ministers after independence to pay their real respect by declaring the martyrdom day of these brave children as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’. It was not that the Prime Ministers before Narendra Modi did not have an absolute majority or that due respect to these brave boys would have created the possibility of any bad, but what was the reason that despite being a descendant of Guru Gobind Singh ji and a Sikh Prime Minister No Prime Minister, including Sardar Manmohan Singh, thought or attempted to give due respect to the saga of these brave boys. Maybe there was a reason behind this. Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November on the birthday of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Although other days like National Sports Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyanchand who was the best hockey player of the world or Farmers Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Chaudhary Charan Singh ji who was also a farmer, but this is the only Children’s Day such a day. Which is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Nehru ji, but there is no basis behind it, because Nehru ji may be ‘Great’ but never ‘Bal’. Could no other achievement be found in the life of the man who was the Prime Minister of the country for almost a decade and a half, by his followers, who had to declare Children’s Day to honor him on his birth anniversary.

The adjective ‘Veer’ has significance in the decision to declare 26 December as ‘Veer Children’s Day’. Couldn’t it have been better to simply declare it as ‘Children’s Day’? Although this thought must have come to the mind of Prime Minister Modi for a moment, but he was also aware that even if he had taken such a logical decision, the opposition, especially the Congress, did not know what to do with the insult of Nehru. Would find it Perhaps if history would have been scraped in such a way that tears would have come out of the eyes of the patriots or if even these brave sacrifices were stigmatized, then it would not have been a big deal. Perhaps that is why the Prime Minister has deliberately deprived India of its due place so far in Indian history, taking a middle ground. He also paid his true tribute to these brave children and left the decision in front of the whole country that in this ‘Veer Children’s Day’ and ‘Children’s Day’, the people themselves should choose the ‘real Children’s Day’.

The subject is not whether the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru should be celebrated as Children’s Day or not, but the subject is why it should be celebrated? Nehru was the first Prime Minister of the country. To celebrate his birth anniversary, a day can be declared from any of the areas of his achievements, but Children’s Day should be such that all the boys and girls of this country can take inspiration and more importantly feel connected with that subject. Can do Would it have been appropriate if Major Dhyan Chand’s birthday was declared as Science Day? And would it be considered an insult to Major Dhyanchand ji by calling it wrong? Similarly, questioning how logical it is to celebrate November 14 as Children’s Day does not insult Nehru. If this question had arisen while Nehru was alive, he might have agreed with the fact that the significance of celebrating Children’s Day is more in the memory of a brave boy or a brave girl. It is not an exaggeration, but it was also possible that if the decision to celebrate Children’s Day had been left to Nehru, he might have chosen 26 December to pay his tribute to these brave martyrs. Every day of the year is a ‘Children’s Day’ to remember them, to take inspiration from the four ‘Khalis’ heroic flag bearers who founded the Khalsa Panth, Guru Gobind Singh, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the decades of independence. Even after this, this heroic saga of Indian history was taken to the masses and decided to celebrate it as ‘Veer Bal Diwas’, which would prove to be inspirational for the generations to come.

Ashutosh Dubey and Ujjwal Deepak


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