Little Bhavish Kaur, 9yrs, of Akal Academy Majri, Ambala was announced winner in a drawing competition organized at Gurdwara Manji Sahib last month. Children from many other schools participated and portrayed different shades of Punjab & its culture but Bhavish Kaur’s vivid drawing got everyone’s attention.

She sketched an exotic character , a female “Kaur Warrior” which was a manifest of her vivid imagination inspired from the life story of real life Sikh hero Banda Singh Bahadur, also known as Lachhman Das, who was a Military commander in the Sikh history.

Upon winning she revealed to the audience that she was much engrained by the persona of the great warrior that she could sense the zeal & courage that must have existed amongst both men & women at the time that the legend lived & brought victories; she started fancying the heroism of the character & wanted to represent a women version of it.

~ Deeksha Singh
~ New Delhi, 31st Aug 2013