Statue Unveiled At Wolverhampton, UK, In Honor Of The Martyrs Of The Saragarhi Battle

Statue Unveiled At Wolverhampton, UK, In Honor Of The Martyrs Of The Saragarhi Battle

The Battle of Saragarhi, fought on 12 September, 1897 is still remembered as one of the greatest battles ever fought in the country’s history. A true representation of strength, bravery and valor was given by the 21 Sikh Soldiers, who could not make out of the Battle alive but their legacy lives till date.

Did You Know This Ubisoft Game Had Maharaja Duleep Singh’s Feature In It

In the memory and honor of the 21 Sikh Soldiers, a statue has been unveiled at Wolverhampton, UK. The statue has been designed by local artist Luke Perry and it was unveiled very close to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in the Westfield Region of Wolverhampton. It depicts Havildar Ishar Singh, who was incharge of the regiment who fought the Battle Of Saragarhi.

The names of all the 21 Brave Soldiers have been inscribed on the black marble pedestal of the statue. The 4th battalion of the Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army commemorates the battle every year on the 12th of September as Saragarhi Day. In November 2020, Wolverhampton City Council had approved the plans for the erection of this 10-ft bronze statue and its reveal was scheduled for the date of 12 September, 2021, when the world observes the 124th anniversary of the great battle.

It is still considered to be one of the greatest last stands in history by many historians. 21 Sikh Soldiers fought against an estimated 12,000-24,000 Orazakai and Afridi tribesmen, led by Gul Badshah. The Afghan forces attacked the fort at Saragarhi, which was held by the Sikh Regiment led by Havildar Ishar Singh and the Sikh Soldiers refused to surrender, despite being totally outnumbered. This resulted in the Battle of Saragarhi, which, though, ended with the Afghan victory but the Sikh Soldiers earned themselves a respect that still identifies them as some of the bravest men to have ever set foot on the planet. 

How Sikhs Captured Medieval Afghanistan Under The Rule Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

For Latest News Updates & Memes,
Follow Us On: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Telegram | Youtube

Share on: