Soon, students studying in South Delhi Municipal Corporation schools may learn of the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s two youngest sons.
The ‘Chhote Sahibzaade‘, Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh, were walled up alive by order of Wazir Khan, the Mughal faujdar of Sirhind, for refusing to renounce their faith and become Muslims.
SDMC Education Committee Chairperson Nitika Sharma has asked the civic body to include a chapter in its schoolbooks on the youngest sons of the 10th Sikh Guru.
About 2.50 lakh children up to class V study in 568 schools under the SDMC.
In a letter to the director of South MCD, Sharma said the younger sons Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh were known for their bravery and courage.
“Chaar Sahibzaade is a term used affectionately for the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Moving forward, we request that you include a chapter on the martyrdom of Chote Sahibzaade,” the letter read.
They are “highly respected as they project unwavering patriotism and belief” in the previous era of the Sikh religion, she added.
On the birth anniversary (Parkash Purab) of Guru Gobind Singh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the nation would henceforth observe December 26 as “Veer Baal Diwas‘.
Veer Baal Diwas — a tribute to the bravery of children — is dedicated to the “Chhote Sahibzaade”.