CHANDIGARH, Punjab—The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee has installed portraits of 18 Sikh Gadri warriors in the central Sikh museum of Sri Harmandir Sahib. The portraits of these Sikh warriors were today unveiled by Singh Sahib Giani Gurminder Singh, Singh Sahib Giani Balwinder Singh and SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal, following a religious ceremony.
Beside it, the SGPC also held an international event in Bhai Gurdas Hall, where the family members of these Ghadri Sikh warriors were honored by SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal. A 50 member jatha from Canada specially attended this program.
Shedding light on the history of Gadri Sikh warriors and Babbar Akali Lehar, Longowal said that the Gadri Sikh warriors didn’t only fight for the freedom India from British Kingdom instead they also fought for human rights in foreign countries like Canada where they had raised a strong voice against racial discrimination. “At present, we are enjoying a reputed life in foreign countries due to the struggle of these Sikh warriors,” he added.
SGPC’s general secretary Harjinder Singh Dhami, Canadian parliamentarian Sukh Dhaliwal, Balbir Singh Nijjar, Dr. Gurwinder Singh Dhaliwal (President, Ghadar Memorial Society, Canada), Jathedar Mohinder Singh Mehsampur and SGPC’s chief secretary Dr. Roop Singh also addressed the gathering on this occasion and termed the SGPC’s move of installing the portraits of these Sikh warriors in the central Sikh museum as a historic decision.