Visiting Places

Places at Ferozerpur

Hussainiwala  is a village in Ferozepur District in Punjab State India.It lies near the banks of the Sutlej River.The village is on the Border with Pakistan – opposite the Pakisatn village of Ganda Singh wala .The town is named after Imam Hussain Grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.


The National Martyrs Memorial 

The Famous National Martyrs Memorial marks the location where Bhagat Singh, Shkhdev and Rajguru were cremate on March 23,1931 on the banks of the Sutlej river .It is also the cremation place of B.K Dutta (Batukeshwar Dutt)(died1965) who was also involved  in bombing the central legislative Assembly with Bhagat Singh.His last wish was to be cremated at the place where Bhagat Singh ,Rajguru and Sukhdev were Cremated .The mother of Bhagat Singh ,Vidyawati was also cremated there in accordance with her last wish ,and later she was awarded the title of Punjab Mata (Mother of Punjab).
The National Martyrs Memorial Hussaniwala. built in1968,depicts an irrepressible revolutionary spirit of the three National Martyrs, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The memorial is located just 1km from India-Pakistan border on the India side and has memorials of Bhagat Singh , Rajguru and .After partition ,the cremation spot went to Pakistan but on January 17,1961 this martyr’s land was received when India gave 12 Villages near the Sulemanki Headwork (Fazilka) to Pakistan.But the irony of the fate is that during 1971 Indo-Pak War ,the statues of those very martyr’s were removed and taken away by Pakistan army and have not been returned till today .B.K Dutt was also cremated here on 19 july 1965 and in accordance with his last wishes. Bhagat Singh’s mother, Punjab Mata Vidyawati,was also cremated here in accordance with her last wish.
This memorial was damaged by the withdrawing Pakistani troops in 1972. They also removed the busts of the there national heroes during 1971 war .When the area was captured by Pakistani troops . The memorial came up once again in 1973 due to the efforts of the then Punjab Chief Minister, Giani Zail Singh.
Every year on the 23rd of March ,the Shaheedi Mela is observed at this National Martyrs Memorial at Hussainiwala ,In Which thousand of people pay their homage .The day is also observed across the state of Punjab.

Battle of Saragarhi

The Battle of Saragarhi was fought during the Tirah Campaign on 12th September 1897 between twenty –one Sikhs of the 4th battalion (then36th Sikhs) of the sikh regiment of British India, defending an army post ,and 10,000 Afghan and Orakzat tribesmen .The battle occurred in the North-West Frontier Province ,Which Formed part of British India. It is now named the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is part of Pakistan
The Contingent of the twenty-one Sikhs from the 36th Sikhs was led by Havildar Ishar Singh .they all chose to fight to the Death. The battle is not well known outside military academia, but is “Considered by some military historians as one of history’s great last-stands” .Sikh military personnel and Sikh civilians commemorate the battle every year on 12th September as Saragarhi day .The British and Indian armies Polo teams also commemorate the battle annually by holding the Saragarhi Challenge Cup.