Amritsar, January 23, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
The portraits of Bhai Hazara Singh Aladinpur and Bhai Hukam Singh of Wasau Kot, who were martyred while liberating Gurdwara Sri Darbar Sahib, Tarn Taran from the mahants (priests), have been unveiled and adorned at the Central Sikh Museum on Saturday.
Both these martyrs have the honour to be the first martyrs of the Gurdwara Reform Movement (in 1920s AD).
As per the decision taken by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the portraits of these martyrs have been displayed in the Central Sikh Museum at Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar.
The unveiling ceremony was performed by Giani Jagtar Singh, head granthi of Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib.
Earlier, Bhai Bhupinder Singh’s jatha performed Gurbani Kirtan and Bhai Sultan Singh offered ardas (prayers).
Speaking on the occasion, Giani Jagtar Singh said, “The Central Sikh Museum is an open booklet of Sikh history from where the devotees get guidance on the religion and heritage. It is the greatest honour of the Sikh community to be a part of this holy place (museum).”
Talking on the occasion, adv Harjinder Singh, chief secretary, SGPC said, “The martyrs Bhai Hazara Singh and Bhai Hukam Singh have a respectable place in the community, which will always be inspired by their martyrdoms.”
Meanwhile, Bhai Ajaib Singh Abhayasi, member of the Dharam Prachar Committee shared the history of the sakas (historic tragic happenings involving rare valour) that took place during the Gurdwara Reform Movement with the sangat (congregation) and paid homage to the leading martyrs of the movement.
In addition, additional secretary S. Sukhdev Singh Bhurakohna also addressed the gathering.
On this occasion, the family members of both the martyrs were honoured by the SGPC with Guru blessings.
Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were SGPC members Bhai Manjit Singh, Bhai Ajaib Singh Abhayasi, Secretary S. Mahinder Singh Ahli, deputy secretary Kulwinder Singh Ramdas, and other officials.