Gorakhpur BJP MLA wants Dec 27 as Children’s Day

Published: Dec 27, 2019, 5:22 pm IST

Gorakhpur, Dec 27  BJP MLA from Gorakhpur, Radha Mohan Das Agarwal has mooted a proposal to name December 27 – the martyrdom day of the four children of Guru Gobind Singh – as ‘Children’s Day’.

Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 which is the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

The BJP MLA said that the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh – Ajit Singh, Jhujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh – were martyred on December 27. Ajit Singh and Jhujhar Singh were killed in battlefield and Zorawar Singh, 7, and Fateh Singh, 5, were bricked alive in a wall on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.

Agarwal said there could not be a greater martyrdom than this.

“Children’s Day should actually be on December 27 which can inspire children while November 14 can be celebrated as Nehru’s birth anniversary,” he said.

Meanwhile, on his Facebook page, Agarwal also said that it would be better if Army Chief General Bipn Rawat is not appointed as Chief of Defence Staff after the latter’s remark on leaders and leadership.

The MLA said that the Army Chief’s remark was against the rules of the defence services.

“Such people should read the Army Act 1950 – Article 21. Our army is known to be non-political and if this ceases to exist, we would become like Pakistan,” he said.

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