Young Martyrs … My Sikh Roots – The Chaar Sahibzaade

Young Martyrs … My Sikh Roots – The Chaar Sahibzaade

Hello All,

Hope you had a great Christmas! We are slowly recovering from our food coma!!

Being British born and growing up with lots of festivities during Christmas, we celebrated Arjun’s first Christmas in full force and we had lots of fun!

At the same time, we have never been allowed to forget our Sikh history and particularly at this time of year, in the Sikh calendar, this period also marks a tremendously important time where we commemorate the courageous martyrs known as the Chaar Sahibzaade. 

In a nutshell, Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Sahibzada Zorawar Singh at the tender ages of 6 and 9 sacrificed their lives for their faith and the right to remain Sikh. Sahibzada Fateh Singh is the youngest known martyr to sacrifice his life for the right to practice their religion and faith without the coercion or threat of terror. Read here for a full account of the history. 

It was important for me to share this for two reasons: I am a mother and I am a proud Sikh. As a mother, I’d want to teach my baby to be strong willed and stand up for what he believes in at the very least.  Sahibzada Fateh Singh showed courage, determination, fearlessness  and free-will – all traits which I hope we as parents can instill in Arjun. As a Sikh, sacrifices like these are why we are able to live the life we do today.

Thanks for reading x

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