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Sikh News Mohali golf range threatens to wipe out Sikh history

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  1. Sikh News Reporter

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    CHHAPAR CHIRI (Mohali): The most significant slice of Sikh history, the battleground where the Khalsa avenged the killing of the two younger sons
    of the 10th Sikh master Guru Gobind Singh, may soon be lost to a swank golf range if the recently approved master plan of Mohali is executed.

    Barely 20 km away from Chandigarh, off Kharar-Landran road, lies Chhappar-Chiri village — once known for its plentiful ponds and mangroves on the banks of Patiala Ki Rao — where in 1710, the brave Banda Singh, anointed general of the Khalsa army by Guru Gobind Singh and sent to stop the tyranny of Mughals, defeated the army of Wazir Khan, the subedar of Sirhind who had ordered the killing of Sahibzada Zoravar Singh and Fateh Singh by bricking them alive. Khan was put to death and his body dragged to Sirhind, about 25 km from the village, before the Khalsa army proceeded to decimate the town.

    Sikh historians are unanimous in their observation that this was the most important victory against the Mughals as it paved the way for a number of similar triumphs across several towns in Punjab. Yet, except for a simple board, bearing a history of the place, outside the local gurdwara, there are no memorials even though the place, spread across 14-15 acre of dense forests, has been visited by many VIPs, including CM Parkash Singh Badal, SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and his predecessor GS Tohra.

    The gurdwara displays five handmade iron weapons and turban rings (chakkar) which were dug out by a farmer while installing a tubewell. ‘‘We’ve heard from our ancestors how the Khalsa forces, despite being outnumbered and ill-equipped, used the forest and guerrilla warfare tactics to defeat a far superior army,” says Zora Singh, a former sarpanch, whose ancestors’ participation in the war has been documented in books on the battle.
     
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Re: Mohali golf range threatens to wipe out Sikh history (The Times of India)

    What can Sikhs do ? Their Premier Organisation..the SGPC itself sub contracted the Kar sewa Babas to destroy much of sikh history and Heritage and replace it all with Huge One design one look Marble edifices called "Gurdwaras"....wholesale...the Harmandar sahib's pricless frescos, golden patras of Maharaja RanjitSinghs era were wiped "clean" of all history, paintings etc by the Nishkam Jath kar sewa babas from UK ( as if the locakl amrtisar variety hadnt doen enough damage already)..and the Hazoor Sahib heritage was destroyed overnight to accomodate "huge crowds" which didnt turn up as the 300th Anniversary of SGGS was mixed up with that of dsm garnth...no crowds..BUT history went into dust...
    So many historcal building sare going into RUIN...in Punjab, Amrtisar...the Galliara Scheme in Amrtisar demolished so many historicla buildings bazaars dating back to Guru ramdass Jis time...the list is endless..thsi is just one more addition...
     
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  4. Hardip Singh

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    To support Gyanni jee's remarks I am putting up a beautiful critic by S. Darshan Singh in Punjabi language named " Kar Sewa yaa......." Sorry to my friends those donot know the Punjabi but I think Gyanni jee will help us to translate this into Enlish text for the benefit for all :

    kwr syvw
    - drSn isMG

    AwE kwr syvw vyKIey[ kwr syvw guru swihbwn dy mOky qoM pRclq hY[ bwAd iv`c swD sMq syvw krwauNdy rhy[ auh Awp KyqI krdy, krwauNdy, h`QIN ikrq krdy, krwauNdy sn[ gurmiq dI rihnumweI Anuswr gurU Gr dy gurduAwry, Drmswlw, pwTSwlw iqAwr krvw idMdy sn[


    hux kwr syvw dw Tykw ho igAw hY[ ijQy bhuq cVHwvw hY auQy kwrsyvk tokrIAW lY ky bYT jWdy hn[ gurU Gr dI kwr-syvw ivc Aqy Awm mMgiqAW iv`c kI Prk (rih igAw) hY[ is`KW ny Awpxy ieSt sRI guru gRMQ swihb ƒ nmskwr, crn bMdnw krnI hY[ aunHW ieh kihxw ik guru Gr dI syvw kr lau[ kwrsyvw iv`c ih`sw pwau Awid, ikMnw ku soBw idMdw hY[ kI kwrsyvw vwilAW aupr “Gwil Kwie ikCu hQhu dyh” vwlw aupdyS lwgU nhIN huMdw[


    ikMnI ku soBw idMdw hY, gurU dy nwm qy auQoN hI mMgo ijQoN is`K Awp clky AwauNdw hY[ gurU Gr iv`c hI do golkW, do lMgr, do v`Ko-v`KrIAW sMsQwvW vloN do v`K v`K pRbMD dw hoxw? jgq ƒ iek pMgq iek sMgq, iek gurU iek ivcwr, dw aupdyS idMdy hW[ pr Awp do pMgqW, do sMgqW, do golkW dy pRbMD bxweI bYTy hW[ A`j dI kwr syvw dw mksd ievyN lgdw hY :-


    koeI nw rhy is`K inSwnI, jMf grnw byrI ryrU dI twhxI[
    rITw mITw AMb bhyVw, pu`t idau sB mu`ky JyVw[
    bwaulI KUhI Cyhrtw sB, blI cVHwieE syvw sB[
    ciVAw soDx Drq lukweI, kwr syvw ny sB imtweI[
    do golkW do pRbMD, v`Krw lMgr bxy msMd[
    ic`ty J`gy iek pCwxI, koeI nw rhy is`K inSwnI[


    kwr syvw , ikqy by-kwr syvw qW nhIN bx geI[ gurU mhwrwj ny jdoN ienHW AsQwnW qy crn pwey, aus smyN dIAW XwdgwrW, inSwnIAW hI imtweI jw rhy hW[


    zrw! Soco Aijhw ikauN ho irhw hY?


    ikauNik swfI soc bdl geI hY[
     
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    Re: Mohali golf range threatens to wipe out Sikh history (The Times of India)

    Not just that. Huge split air conditioners have been installed in Harmandir Sahib going against the advice of all heritage experts. Now you see big holes that were drilled into the walls to pass ugly cables that shabbily hang on the walls outside.

    A couple of years back UN had decided to put Harmandir Sahib on the list of world heritage structures. That would have entitled it to service of experts and free specialized maintenance. For reasons best known to SGPC, the offer was refused!
     
  6. Gyani Jarnail Singh

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    Harbans Ji,

    Being a Heritage Site means..handing over "control" to outsiders. Those "experts" decide..and its not necessarily a good thing because those "experts" may not be conversant with Maryada, sikh conventions, gurmatt etc...

    2. The Big holes and Air cons were installed at the behest of ONLY ONE PERSON..the Bibi badal. Snagats have been perfectly comfortable all along..but the Badals feel hot..and sweaty all the time..even in the cooling confines of Harmandar sahib...and as their word is the command...who dare to oppose them ??
     

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