CHANDIGARH, Punjab—The apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has installed the portraits of Shaheed Bhai Hazara Singh Aladinpur and Shaheed Bhai Hukam Singh Wasau Kot in the central Sikh museum. Notably, the duo martyrs had attained martyrdom while agitating for liberating Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran from the Mahants.
The duo Sikh martyrs were also the first one to attain martyrdom in Gurdwara Reform Movement aimed at liberating historic Sikh shrines from the occupation of Mahants.
On January 23, Giani Jagtar Singh unveiled the portraits of duo martyrs in the central Sikh museum following a religious event in which Bhai Bhupinder Singh’s jatha performed Gurbani Kirtan and Bhai Sultan Singh performed Ardas.
Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Giani Jagtar Singh said that the central Sikh museum is an open booklet of Sikh history from where the devotees get guidance on the religion and heritage. “It is the greatest honour of the Sikh community to be a part of this holy place (museum),” he added.
SGPC’s honorary chief secretary Harjinder Singh said that the martyrdom of duo martyrs will always inspire upcoming Sikh generations to make sacrifice while defending their faith.
Dharam Prachar Committee member Bhai Ajaib Singh Abhyasi shared the history of the sakas (historic tragic happenings involving rare valour) that took place during the Gurdwara Reform Movement with the sangat (congregation) and paid homage to the leading martyrs of the movement.
On this occasion, the family members of both the martyrs were honoured with Siropaos by the SGPC.
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were SGPC members Bhai Manjit Singh, Secretary S. Mahinder Singh Ahli, deputy secretary Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, and other officials.