Book unveils history’s unsung Sikh heroes

Ludhiana, Punjab: The repulsion and sacrifices of the Sikhs in the most horrifying battle penned on the pages of history, has been traced down in a book titled ‘Sikhs in World War I’ by Bhupinder Singh Holland.

The book lends voice to history’s unsung Sikh heroes who laid down their lives during the First World War. The book was released on the occasion of the 10th death anniversary of Giani Bhagat Singh.

The encyclopedic and monumental work, with rare photographs, was released at the Department of History, Ramgarhia Girls College, by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar.

Avtar Singh Makkar said, “The contribution of the Sikh community during the World War I has been kept in shadow and this book will certainly be instrumental in shedding light on their immense sacrifices during the major war.”

The college principal, Dr Narinder Sandhu, said the release of a book that unravels the untold history of the Sikh martyrs is the most befitting tribute to Giani Bhagat Singh, who devoted his life to work for the community.

Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council, said, “It was an honour for the Wisdom Collection to publish a book that commemorates the Sikh martyrs of World War I and saves a significant chapter of Sikh history from falling into the abyss of forgetfulness.”

The event was also marked by the presence of grandchildren of some of the Sikh martyrs who shared their vivid experiences with the gathering assembled on the occasion.

Source: The Tribune

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