The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone of the war memorial



Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is arriving at Saragarhi Gurdwara Sahib in Ferozepur Cantonment in the afternoon to pay homage to the brave warriors of Saragarhi battle on their martyrdom day. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Saragarhi War Memorial to be built at a cost of Rs 2 crore in memory of the martyrs.

In this state-level event, a large number of people are arriving to pay homage to the martyrdom of the martyrs.

Earlier, CM Bhagwant Mann tweeted- โ€œBattle of Saragarhiโ€ฆBattle of Anakh was foughtโ€ฆOn the occasion of Saragarhi Day, I salute the 21 warriors of 36th Sikh Regiment who laid down their lives. given

Read the full story of the Battle of Saragarhiโ€ฆ
The forts named Gulistan and Lockhart in Afghanistan were built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, which was then occupied by the British and under the North West Frontier Province. The British had built a security post called Saragarhi for communication between these forts.

Where 21 jawans of the 36th Sikh Regiment were posted. According to documents found at the Ferozepur Gurdwara, from the last week of August to September 11, the rebels attacked the fort dozens of times. On the morning of September 12, about 12,000 Afghan Pashtuns besieged Fort Lockhart.

As soon as the attack started, signal in charge Gurmukh Singh Lieutenant Lieutenant S. Colonel John Houghton was informed, but it was very difficult to get immediate help to the fort. Lance Naik Labh Singh and Bhagwan Singh started firing. Bhagwan Singh became the first victim of bullets fired by thousands of Pashtuns.

Hauldar Ishar Singh, taking the lead, raised the slogan of ‘Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Sri Akal’ along with his party and attacked the enemy. The battle with the Pashtuns lasted from morning till night and in the end 21 commanders were martyred, these commanders killed around 600 Afghans.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s film Kesari was based on the bravery of the Sikhs in this battle.

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