During his visit to Alambagh Gurudwara, Rajnath Singh praised Sikhs for their enduring commitment to the Sanatani cause.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh emphasized the significant contribution of the Sikh community in the Ram temple movement, citing historical evidence from an 1858 police complaint. According to government records, unarmed Sikhs, chanting praises of Guru Govind Singh ji, took over the entire Ram temple complex, marking the movement’s early origins.
During his visit to Alambagh Gurudwara, Singh praised Sikhs for their enduring commitment to the Sanatani cause. He recalled instances where Sikhs, such as Raja Ranbir Singh ji, adorned the Golden Temple in Amritsar with a golden canopy and replicated this feat at the Baba Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, symbolizing their rich cultural history.
Singh acknowledged the Sikh community’s remarkable sacrifices for the nation, highlighting Guru Tegh Bahadur’s beheading and the sacrifices of Guru Gobind Singh ji and the ‘Khalsas’. He commended their substantial presence in the armed forces and their vital role in India’s freedom movement.
The defence minister also praised the Sikh regiment and expressed his joy at joining soldiers in their spirited cries of ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akaal’. He emphasized that the community’s contributions are commemorated on ‘Veer Bal Diwas’, observed on December 26, marking Guru Gobind Singh ji’s sons’ martyrdom.
Additionally, Singh interacted with various delegations, discussing development projects in Lucknow and addressing citizens’ concerns. He is set to return to Lucknow on October 30, participating in the ‘Run for Unity’ event on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary and attending the conclusion of the play ‘Janata Raja’ at Janeshwar Mishra Park.