Special lecture on ‘Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Life and Philosophy’ held at CUPB
To commemorate the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, a special lecture entitled "Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Life and Philosophy" was held at the Central University of Punjab.
Bathinda, November 28, 2022: To commemorate the Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, a special lecture entitled "Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Life and Philosophy" was held at the Central University of Punjab. The invited speaker for this programme was Prof. Paramvir Singh, Prof. Harbans Singh, Dept. of the Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Punjabi University, Patiala.
While addressing the participants, Prof. Paramvir Singh in his lecture shed light on the life, philosophy, martyrdom and teachings of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. He shared that the bani of the 9th Sikh Guru is composed in 15 Ragas in the form of 59 padas and 57 shalokas, which are included in the holy Sikh scripture Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Guru Sahib’s bani always guide human civilization to overcome our greed and desires, to follow the path of peace, to stay fearless, to believe in the supreme power, to master the art of self-control, and to attain liberation.
Prof. Paramvir Singh also shared the stories of how a young boy named Tyag Mal got the name "Tegh Bahadur’ for showcasing his acts of bravery during the battle of Kartarpur and how a trader named Makhan Shah Lubana found the 9th Sikh Guru in the form of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji at Baba Bakala. Prof. Paramvir also shared pictures of famous Gurudwaras that Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji visited during his travels across India before finally settling down at Sri Anandpur Sahib.
He highlighted that Guru Tegh Bahadur is popularly known as Hind Di Chadar or Shield of India, for his supreme sacrifice to protect the religious freedom of Hindus from Mughal oppression. Guru Tegh Bahadur, along with fellow devotees Bhai Mati Das, Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dayala, had given their martyrdoms to promote the message of peace, religious tolerance and the national and cultural integration of India.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari stated in his presidential address that Guru Sahib's philosophy and teachings are timeless and will continue to guide our society in living together peacefully and respecting each other's religious freedom.He emphasized that the acts and teachings will always inspire us to understand our responsibility towards society and make this world a heavenly place to live.
The programme commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Zameerpal Kaur, Dean, School of Languages, Literature and Culture and HoD, Department of Punjabi. Dr. Ramanpreet Kaur moderated the stage during the programme. Dr. Amandeep Singh introduced the invited speaker. Towards the end, Dr. Lakhvir Lezia gave a formal vote of thanks. Faculty, staff members and students attended this programme.
Prof Paramvir Singh presenting a book on Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji to VC Prof RP Tiwari.