New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday paid homage to Guru Teg Bahadur on the eve of his martyrdom day and said his sacrifice will be remembered for all times to come.
In her message, President Mumru said: “I pay my homage to Guru Tegh Bahadur ji on the occasion of his Martyrdom Day. Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji sacrificed his life for the sake of Dharma. It is rightly said about him that “Sir Diya Par Saar Na Diya”. His sacrifice will be remembered for all times to come.”
He is called ‘Hind ki Chadar’ as his martyrdom is seen as sacrifice for the Humanity, she added.
“Let us all take a pledge to adopt Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji’s teachings of unity and brotherhood in our lives,” the president said.
Guru Tegh Bahadur was the ninth of ten Gurus who founded the Sikh religion. He was born in Amritsar in 1621 and was the youngest son of Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh guru.
His martyrdom is remembered as the Shaheedi Divas every year on 24 November. The sites of his execution and cremation were later converted into Sikh holy premises namely Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi.