The fifth guru of the Sikh religion, Guru Arjan Devji, was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith. Guru Arjan Dev ji , Born in 1563, completed the construction of Shri Harmandir Sahib (The Golden Temple) in Amritsar and also compiled Sri Adi Granth, the religious scripture of the Sikhs encompassing spiritual poetry and musical ragas. It was installed at Sri Harmandir Sahib. The sacred scripture later came to be known as Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji was captured by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1606 and imprisoned in Lahore Fort because of his increasing influence among people and also the spread of Sikhism. It is also believed that Guru Arjan Dev Ji blessed the emperor’s rebellious son Khusro, which outraged Jahangir and he ordered the Guru’s execution. Guru Arjan Dev Ji was made to sit on a burning hot sheet/plate and hot sand was poured on his head. After 5 days of torture, he was taken for dip in the river. He entered the river but was never seen again. His martyrdom is remembered as Shaheedi Divas.
The day was observed by the staff and students at Akal Academy PYP block by organising a special assembly, maintaining COVID protocol , to commemorate the martyrdom of Guruji .Special prayer program was also held. Students have recited Sukhmani Sahib( The prayer of peace written by Guru Arjan Dev Ji ) with love , faith and devotion that opens the doors of treasure of eternal bliss and service of mankind / humanity. Biography of Guru ji was also shared with students.
Langer of Kachi Lassi( rose milk sharbat ) and black gram parshad was served to all as blessings.
Purpose of this day is to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood and permanent peace.