Bandi Chhor Diwas (Day of Liberation) celebrates a Sikh Historic event related to the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh ji. According to history, on this day, Guruji was able to secure the release of 52 kings, imprisoned by Mughal Emperor Jahangir at the Gwalior Fort for several months .The day falls in autumn and often overlaps with Hindu Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated across Punjab. Historically, from the time of the third Sikh Guru Amar Das, Sikhs and Hindus of the time used the occasion of Diwali, Vaisakhi and other such festivals to congregate at the seat of the Gurus. In the late 20th century, Sikh religious leaders and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee formally adopted this day into the Nanakshahi Calendar  in 2003, under President Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar the then president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

The entire team of Nishkam TV wishes everyone a very Happy Bandi Chhor Diwas and a very Happy Diwali.

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