News has been published in Newspaper namely News Creation on 16.06.2021.
UNWF organized International Chabeel Day 2021 this year on the occasion of Shahidi Gurupurav of Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji, in Delhi, India
Chabeel are organised all over Punjab and in Norther India and internationally by Sikhs and others, during peak Summer season as a rememberance of the torture meted out to their 5th Guru, Guru Arjan Dev Ji and finally the relief that river Ravi provided to him. On any other guruparv, langars are organised but it is the martyrdom’s day of Guru Arjan Dev Ji when Chabeels are set up on roadsides to provide quench the thirst of commuters.
Guru Arjan Dev Ji was made to sit on red hot iron sheet with Mughal soldiers pouring burning hot sand on his body. He was dipped in boiling water and the torture went in for 5 long days. All this torture was because Guru Sahib refused the marriage proposal of Chandu Shah’s daughter. Chandu shah was a successful banker with the Mughals. When the tyrants failed to find more ways to torture the guru, who had borne all of it with complete equanimity, he was asked for a bath in river Ravi by the sides of the Mughal for where he was imprisoned. Thousands of the followers watched the Guru walked by the river with tears filled in their eyes. His bare body glistened with blisters. There were blisters on his feet and he could not even walk properly. “Sweet is your will, Oh God; the gift of your name alone I seek,” said the Guru again and again. Guru Sahib took the holy dip and was never seen again.
Adv Dr. Priyanka Arora (President) and entire team and their families and kids participated in this occasion. They all served mankind by giving Cold Rose Milk Shake (Chabeel) and Fruits in this hot day. Little children were very enthusiastic while distributing Chabeel. They all are feeling blessed to serve the mankind. Priyanka Arora and team said that they feel blessed to be a part of this chabeel and feel pleasure to do seva by serving refreshing chabeel and prasad to the commuters.