309th Anniversary of avenging martyrdom of Sahibzadas by Banda Singh Bahadur
KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
On 12 May 1710 in the battle of Chappar Chiri, the place where the battle of Sirhind, called the mother of all battles, was fought and won by the Sikhs under the command of Banda Singh Bahadur in 1710.
The Sikh army led by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur killed Wazir Khan the Governor of Sirhind, in the wake of avenging the martyrdom of Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh — Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh and Dewan Suchanand, who were responsible for the martyrdom of the two youngest sons of Guru Gobind Singh. Two days later the Sikhs captured Sirhind. Banda Singh was now in control of territory from the Sutlej to the Yamuna and ordered that ownership of the land be given to the farmers, to let them live in dignity and self-respect.
The Sirhind victory not only brought to end the decadent Mughal rule, but also established a brief but important four-year Sikh rule in Punjab. The Sikhs for the first time became rulers of the land of five rivers.
A coin and a stamp for the sake of Guru Gobind Singh were additionally established on this day. The triumphant Sikh power under the initiative of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur assumed control over the control of Sirhind on 14 May 1710. Subsequently, this day is known as ‘Fateh Diwas’..