Ram Singh

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This article is about 19th-century Sikh religious leader. For other uses, see Ram Singh (disambiguation).
This article is about 19th-century Sikh religious leader. For other uses, see Ram Singh (disambiguation).
Satguru Ram Singh
Born Ram Singh
(1816-02-03)3 February 1816
Raiyan(Sri Bhaini Sahib), Punjab
Died Will come back
Nationality Indian
Philosophy Sri Adi Granth Sahib philosophy.
Namdhari
Motto "ਕਿਰਤ ਕਰੋ, ਵੰਡ ਛਕੋ ਅਤੇ ਨਾਮ ਜਪੋ"
- Civilize the world !
Formation 1857
Type Religious and Spiritual
Legal status Active
Purpose EducationalReligious StudiesSpirituality
Headquarters India, Punjab, Sri Bhaini Sahib
Membership
Leader
Leader Satguru Ram Singh
Website www.satgururamsingh.info

Satguru Ram Singh (3 February 1816-)[1] was born at the village of Raiyan(Bhaini Sahib) in Ludhiana district of Punjab. He was a religious leader and social reformer,[1] a spiritual teacher and national leader and the first Indian to use non-cooperation and boycotting of British merchandise and services as a political weapon. He was the religious leader of the Namdhari (Kuka) sect of Sikhism.Satguru Ram Singh launched his revolt against the British on 12 April 1857 by hoisting a white flag of freedom and announcing a programme of far-reaching significance.

Early life[edit]

His father was Jassa Singh, a carpenter by profession and Ramgarhia by caste. He got his early education at Bhaini Sahib in Gumukhi and Gurbani. He joined the Khalsa army and served for several years under Kanwar Naunihal Singh, the grandson of Ranjit Singh. While serving in the army he came across Baba Balak Singh . The word and teaching of Baba Balak Singh sank deep into his mind. One day Ram Singh said goodbye to his job and started his spiritual life.

Boycott[edit]

Singh called for the people to boycott British government services,[citation needed] British-run educational institutions and law courts, and foreign-manufactured goods as well as defy British laws. He was the originator of the nonviolent[citation needed] civil disobedience movement in Punjab in 1872.

History[edit]

Satguru Ram Singh's fight for independence was a turning point in world history for it eventually sounded the death-knell of colonial rule in the British empire. Mahatma Gandhi later used the concepts of non-cooperation and civil disobedience propounded by Ram Singh as political weapons against the British[citation needed]. His ideas played a key part in securing India's Independence from the British.

Malerkotla massacre[edit]

In 1872 after the Malerkotala Massacre the whole Kuka movement was outlawed, Bhaini sahib was surrounded.Satguru Ram Singh was taken into custody and was deported first to Allahabad and then to Burma, where he remained as state prisoner Even in exile Satguru Ram Singh continued to have contact with his followers in fight for freedom of the nation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.in.com/ram-singh/biography-228255.html

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