Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the celebrations of the two-day event of the 400th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at Red Fort in New Delhi and it was organized by the Government of India in collaboration with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
Every year, Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti is observed on 21st April to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur, the ninth Sikh Guru.
The programme is focused on highlighting the teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Sikh Guru, who sacrificed his life to protect religion and human values, ideals, and principles in world history. Guru Teg Bahadur is popularly known as ‘Hind di Chaddar’.
The PM addressed the gathering and also released a commemorative coin and postage stamp on the occasion. There was also a grand light and sound show depicting the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. Apart from this, the traditional martial art of Sikhs 'Gatka' was also organized.
He was executed on the orders of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb for supporting the religious freedom of Kashmiri Pandits. His death anniversary is commemorated as Shaheedi Divas every year on the 24th of November.