DSGMC to install statues of Sikh warriors
- Statues of great Sikh warriors Baba Baghel Singh, Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhia being installed at Delhi
- Statues will apprise the people about the role of Sikh warriors in Indian independence
- Baba Baghel Singh, Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhia and other Sikh warriors had conquered the Red Fort by defeating Mughal Emperor Shah Alam-II
The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has decided to install statues of great Sikh warriors Baba Baghel Singh, Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia and Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhia. These statues are being made up of bronze.
The three Sikh Generals have a great history about which people specially the youth has little knowledge.
Under the leadership of Baba Baghel Singh, Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Baba Jassa Singh Ramgarhia and other Sikh warriors had conquered the Red Fort by defeating Mughal Emperor Shah Alam-II on 11th March 1783. It was the victory of native Indians over foreign invaders which was widely welcomed by Indians.
It may sound very interesting that many sites in Delhi are witness to this victory e.g. Tis Hazari Court where 30,000 horsemen of Sikh army had camped, Pul Mithai where Sikh soldiers used to distribute sweets to public, Mori Gate name given after Sikh soldiers made a hole in the wall of Red Fort to enter in.
Sikh forces stayed in Delhi for 10 months. Baba Baghel Singh identified & established all the historical Gurdwara Sahibs in Delhi i.e Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib etc.
Between Mughal, British and Pro-independence, there is only one incident in the history that is when Delhi was captured and ruled by native Indians under these great Jarnails.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee has decided to install statutes of these Generals in Delhi specially on the occasion of 300th Birth Anniversary of Baba Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.
DSGMC is making efforts to include history of these general in Light and Sound Show that is held at Red Fort. The DSGMC General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa had taken up the matter with th Prime Minister Narinder Modi in this regard. He appealed to the PM to include history of these great Generals in this show vide his letter No. MLA/2017/207 Dated 16.8.2017. In the same letter he had sought installation of Statues of these great Generals.
Now these Statues are almost ready to be installed. The DSGMC is organising a grand show on the occasion which will be attended by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Union Cabinet Minister Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, Member Parliament Parvesh Verma besides other dignitaries.
Statues will apprise the people of our Golden History : Manjinder Singh Sirsa
The DSGMC General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said that these statues will apprise the people about our golden history. He disclosed that each Statue has a height of 12 feet, its length is 10 feet and it is 10 feet in width with base/Platform height of 5 feet. Each statue will have weight of 1200 Kilograms. He also thanked MP Parvesh Verma who has helped a lot in this cause. He disclosed that these statues will be installed a park in Subash Nagar Chowk, Rajouri Garden on the prime location which is on main road facing Metro and Najafgarh road. This is Punjabi dominated area and almost 20 lakh people commute in this area everyday.