May 11, 2015 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Moga, Punjab: Sikh bodies, including Sikh Youth Front, Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala (Amritsar), Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Club (Takhanvadh) today marked 26th martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh. A Shaheedi Samagam was held on this occasion at village Takhanwadh.
The Shaheedi Samagam started with bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib and Ardas in the memory of Shaheed Darshan Singh Takhanwadh.
Representatives of various Sikh organisations participated in the Shaheedi Samagam and paid homage to the martyrs of Sikh freedom struggle.
A press release by Sikh Youth Front says [m]ore than 25 families of martyred Singhs were honored with mementos of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale and Siropao on this occasion.
SYF general secretary S. Papalpreet Singh acted as stage secretary during the samagam.
Captain Harcharan Singh Rode (elder brother of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale) called for unity among Sikh organizations. He called upon the Sikh masses to support Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s struggle to ensure the release of Sikh political prisoners.
S. Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, general secretary of SAD (Amritsar) said that martyrs like Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh sacrificed their lives for establishment of the Khalistan. ‘Pursuing efforts for establishing Sikh Sovereign State would be a true tribute to our martyrs’ he added.
SGPC member S. Kulbir Singh Barapind appealed the Sikh youth to follow path enlightened by great martyrs. He expressed deep concerns over drug addiction problem in Punjab.
Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala president Dr. Gurjinder Singh criticised Parkash Singh Badal for his alleged “anti-Sikh approach”. He said that during the peak time of Sikh struggle, this Badal used to attend the Shaheedi Samagams of Sikh militants, but now he labels them as ‘Terrosrist’.
Sikh Youth Front’s General Secretary S. Papalpreet Singh said their organisation was committed to achieve the goal of Khalistan. He called upon Sikh organizations to join their efforts to mark martyrdom anniversaries of Sikh freedom fighters to aware the next generation about Sikh struggle.