Today is the Shaheedi Purabh of: Amar Shaheed Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh (05/11/1989) The Sikh nation inherited the great revolutionary thinking of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale and gave shaheedi in the battle for freedom against the oppressing Indian government and amongst the shaheeds of Khalistan is the name of Shaheed Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh. Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh was born in the year of 1957, in the house of Sardar Gurdev Singh and from the womb of Mata Mukhtiar Kaur in the village of Takhanwadh, district Faridkot (now Moga). Bhai Sahib completed his primary education at his grandparents (mother side) village, Bharowal Kalan. Bhai Sahib’s childhood was very caring and humble. Fair colour, beautiful face, blue eyes, ever so tall, wide chest, Bhai Sahib was a well-built young man. As Bhai Sahib had blue eyes, everyone in the family called him Billa. Before the attack on Sri Harimandir Sahib in June 1984, Bhai Sahib would go to Sri Darbar Sahib regularly with his friends and do darshan, here Bhai Sahib attended the speeches of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale and soon after joined the Sikh freedom movement. Bhai Sahib attended many speeches of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Bhindranwale and became very close with the Singh’s of Sant
(May 11, 2015)—Sikh Youth Front today observed 26thmartyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh with assistance of Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala (Amritsar), Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Club (Takhanwadh) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) at village Takhanwadh.
Bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib was held in memory of Shaheed Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh. Prominent Sikh bodies reached village Takhanwadh to pay homage to the martyrs. More than 25 families of martyred Singhs were honored with mementos of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale and Siropao on this occasion. S. Papalpreet Singh acted as Stage Secretary during the program.
Representatives of various Sikh organisations participated in the Shaheedi Samagam and paid homage to the martyrs of Sikh freedom struggle.
A press release by Sikh Youth Front says [m]ore than 25 families of martyred Singhs were honored with mementos of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale and Siropao on this occasion.
SYF general secretary S. Papalpreet Singh acted as stage secretary during the samagam.
Captain Harcharan Singh Rode (elder brother of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale) called for unity among Sikh organizations. He called upon the Sikh masses to support Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa’s struggle to ensure the release of Sikh political prisoners.
S. Jaskaran Singh Kahan Singh Wala, general secretary of SAD (Amritsar) said that martyrs like Bhai Darshan Singh Takhanwadh sacrificed their lives for establishment of the Khalistan. ‘Pursuing efforts for establishing Sikh Sovereign State would be a true tribute to our martyrs’ he added.
SGPC member S. Kulbir Singh Barapind appealed the Sikh youth to follow path enlightened by great martyrs. He expressed deep concerns over drug addiction problem in Punjab.
Sikh Youth Federation Bhindranwala president Dr. Gurjinder Singh criticised Parkash Singh Badal for his alleged “anti-Sikh approach”. He said that during the peak time of Sikh struggle, this Badal used to attend the Shaheedi Samagams of Sikh militants, but now he labels them as ‘Terrosrist’.
Sikh Youth Front’s General Secretary S. Papalpreet Singh said their organisation was committed to achieve the goal of Khalistan. He called upon Sikh organizations to join their efforts to mark martyrdom anniversaries of Sikh freedom fighters to aware the next generation about Sikh struggle.