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Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, Raghav Chadha, on Friday, handed over a memorandum to Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar to observe 'Shaheedi' week to commemorate the martyrdom of Char Sahibzade. In his letter to Chairman, Raghav Chadha wrote that the martyrdom of the four Sahibzads of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji is one of the most painful and heart-wrenching incidents in the history of the world. On one hand, the torture inflicted upon the Sahibzadas presents a repulsive picture of cruelty, while on the other, their spirit of fighting, bravery and 'Sikh Sidak' present a courageous, inspirational picture.
Baba Ajit Singh Ji and Baba Jujhar Singh Ji, the two elder Sahibzade of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji made supreme sacrifice in the battle of Chamkaur. The two younger Sahibzade, Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh attained martyrdom when they were brutally murdered by the rulers. Giving reference to Maithili Sharan Gupt about this supreme martyrdom, Raghav Chadha said, "Jis khul, jaati, desh ke bache de sakte hai jo balidaan... Uska vartaman kush vi ho, Bhavish hai maha mahan."
The sacrifice of Sahibzadas teaches that one should not bend down before injustice and face it courageously - this would inspire children. Raghav Chadha demanded that all the education boards in the country must include the courage and martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh and his four Sahibzadas in the school curriculum to educate students about Sikh history. Through this study, not only will the children learn the heroic story of Guru Sahib Ji, but it will also inculcate a spirit of patriotism in them.