Saka Nankana Sahib centenary observed

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 21

A function to mark the centenary of the Nankana Sahib massacre was organised at the government school in Fatehpur Rajputtan village near here on Sunday. The event was organised by the Vegetable Growers’ Association under the aegis of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha.

On the occasion, kavishars and dhadis sung ballads to pay tributes to the martyrs of Saka Nankana Sahib in which over 150 Sikhs were killed mercilessly by then Nankana Sahib Gurdwara mahant Narain Das and his goons.

Speaking on the occasion, National Federation of Indian Women general secretary Annie Raja said the farmers’ agitation was also being held on the path shown by the great martyrs of the Nankana Sahib massacre.

“A century ago too, the people of Punjab had shown a way to the country and fought against a tyrant government. At present also, Punjabis are the torch-bearers who have stood against injustice,” she said. While paying tributes to the martyrs, the speakers discussed the ongoing farmers’ protest and asked people to stand united. They said the protest would continue until the three agriculture laws were repealed.

Amarjit Singh Bandala, a member of the management committee of gurdwara built in memory of the martyrs, also urged the people to fight against the draconian laws. Others who addressed the gathering included Lakhbir Singh Nizampur, Rattan Singh Randhawa, Harjit Singh Shahzada, Kashmir Singh Ferozepur, Mahavir Singh Patti, Bhupinder Singh Tirath Pura, Raj Bir Singh, Avtar Singh Fatehpur, etc.

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