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‘Dastan-e-Shahadat’ theme park showcasing Sikh history dedicated to mankind

Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi during the inauguration of ‘Dastan-e-Shahadat’ complex at Chamkaur Sahib on November 19, 2021. Photo: DPR

Chamkaur Sahib, Nov 19 (MNN) A prestigious project ‘Dastan-e-Shahadat’ envisioned to pay befitting tribute to tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji’s two sons Baba Ajit Singh ji and Baba Jujhar Singh ji and 40 martyrs was dedication to the mankind here on Friday.

Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi along with Governor Banwarilal Purohit dedicated the project in the presence of saints and other distinguished personalities to connect the younger generations with the glorious Sikh past that is replete with supreme sacrifices.

Channi said on the occasion that the state-of-the-art theme park project will go a long way in making people aware of the saga of Kacchi Garhi after visiting this place.

The battle of Chamkaur Sahib is a watershed moment in Sikh history, wherein just 42 brave warriors, including two elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji valiantly fought against coalition forces of the Mughals.

He said that the sacred soil of Chamkaur Sahib is soaked in the blood of brave Sikh warriors who made unparalleled sacrifices and displayed heroic deeds during their battle against the Mughals.

Channi along with the Punjab Governor visited beautifully designed 11 galleries at the theme park, which showcase Sikh history and glorious heritage starting from first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak Dev ji to legendary Sikh warrior Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji.

Both also witnessed audio-visual presentation on the Sikh history during their visit to the galleries.

In his address, Nihang Buddha Dal chief Baba Balbir Singh lauded the efforts made to ensure holistic development of Chamkaur Sahib. He said the theme park will enable the devotees to get apprised about the rich legacy of Sikh ‘panth’.

Earlier, Channi and Purohit paid obeisance at Gurdwara Sri Qatalgarh Sahib and inaugurated the heritage street from main road to the Gurdwara and also joined the procession from there to the theme park.

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