Sunday, 27 July 2014

Baba Baghel Singh: Sikh Heritage museum opens

Union Finance and Defence Minister Aurn Jaitley at the heritage museum, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi on Saturday.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the Baba Baghel Singh Sikh Heritage Multimedia Museum at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi today. To showcase the broad perspective of Sikh heritage and teachings of the Sikh Gurus, Vikramjit Singh Sahney, the chairman of the Sun Foundation, has established the Baba Baghel Singh Sikh Heritage Multimedia Museum in memory of his late father, Gurucharan Singh Sahney.

In this endeavour, he has been supported by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC).

The museum is named after Baba Baghel Singh, a Sikh warrior who conquered Delhi in 1783, according to a press release on the event.

While addressing the gathering of devotees, Sahney said, "The lives and times of Sikh Gurus have left an indelible imprint on mankind. The museum portrays the teachings of Sikhism."


Painting depicting Baba Baghel Singh at the Red Fort, Delhi. 

Speaking on the occasion, Jaitley said Sikh religion is full of sacrifices for the country and it preaches universal brotherhood and secularism.

Manjit Singh, the DSGMC president, said that the museum will showcase the values of Sikh religion which preaches peaceful coexistence.

Tribune News Service, New Delhi, July 26

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