To commemorate 120 years of the Battle of Saragarhi, which was fought on September 12, 1897, a state-level function was organized at Saragarhi Gurdwara in Ferozepur on Tuesday.
According to the UNESCO, the battle is one of the eight greatest stories of bravery in the world history.
For the first time, 14 dignitaries from British Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey came to India to pay their homage to the 21 brave Sikh soldiers, who sacrificed their lives while protecting the Saragarhi post from a force of over 10,000 Afghans and tribesmen.
The British army officers included Major General Duncan Francis Capps, Brigadier Timothy John Seal, and Colonel John Richard Kendall.
Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal along with his cabinet members Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot presided the function, which was attended by Army officers, ex-servicemen, and martyrs' families.
Meanwhile, on the occasion, a book of in-depth research about Battle of Saragar him by CM Amarinder Singh was presented to all the dignitaries.
Meanwhile, SGPC celebrated the Saragarhi Day separately at Gurudwara Jamni Sahib in Bajidpur village of Ferozepur on Tuesday. The function was directed by SGPC head Kirpal Singh Bandugar.