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Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education successfully and spectacularly commemorates Veer Baal Diwas across the nation

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More than 52 lakh students, teachers & stakeholders participate enthusiastically in various activities nationwide on Veer Baal Diwas 2023

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in a program marking ‘Veer Bal Diwas’ at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi today and witnessed a recital and three martial arts displays performed by children. Addressing the gathering, the Hon’ble Prime Minister remarked that the nation is remembering the immortal sacrifices of Veer Sahibzade and deriving inspiration from them as a new chapter of Veer Bal Diwas unfolds for India in the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal. Students & teachers in huge numbers watched the live telecast of the programme.

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Students watching the nationwide live broadcast of Veer Baal Diwas 2023.

The wholehearted engagement of educational institutions and schools on Veer Baal Diwas created a collective sense of pride and unity & reinforced the importance of remembering and honoring such acts for future generations.

Last year, Government of India had decided to commemorate 26th December every year as “Veer Baal Diwas” to pay homage to the great valour and supreme sacrifice of Sahibzada Zorawar Singh Ji and Sahibzada Fateh Singh Ji , the younger sons of the tenth Sikh Guru Gobind Singh ji.

In order to commemorate Veer Baal Diwas 2023, various interactive and participative programswere conducted during the run up to the day in all schools of States/UTs and Autonomous Bodies under Department of School Education & Literacy. This collaborative effort resulted in enthusiastic participation of more than 52 lakh students, teachers and stakeholders.

Various activities like special assemblies, essay, poetry and painting competitions, screening of short films and stories recounting the valour of the Sahibzades were held in schools across the country. A digital exhibition detailing the life story and sacrifice of the Sahibzades was also displayed.


Children in National Bal Bhavan listening to the stories on valour and sacrifice of SahibzadesStudents participating in drawing competitions held in schools across the nation on Veer Baal Diwas.

Students participating in poster making competition held to mark Veer Baal Diwas.

Ministry of Education in collaboration with MyGov also organised an interactive online quiz curated by CBSE which saw the participation of more than 1.3 lakh people nationwide. Students acquainted themselves with the inspiring lives and noble deeds of Sahibzadas.

Smt. Annpurna Devi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Education, participated in the quiz on ‘Veer BaalDiwas 2023’.