Shaheed Bhagat Singh 109th Birth Anniversary
Remembering Shaheed Bhagat Singh 109th birth anniversary
- India is observing the 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
- Born on 28 September 1907
- Furthermore Bhagat Singh was an influential figure in the Indian independence movement.“It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumbled while the ideas survived..” – Bhagat Singh
- While this quote was written on the leaflets Bhagat Singh threw at the Central Assembly on April 8,1929.
- The legendary revolutionary died for the country when he was only 24 years old but his inspiring actions continued to stir the desire for freedom.
Some events organised to mark Shaheed Bhagat Singh 109th birth anniversary includes :
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Bhagat Singh on his 109th birth anniversary.
- Delhi Government decided to commemorate the day by organising Shaheed Utsav.
- Hindi play Sardar Bhagat Singh was performed by artistes of the Chandigarh Art Theatre Group at the Randhawa auditorium in Punjab Kala Bhawan.
About Bhagat Singh
- Bhagat Singh, a Sandhu Jat, was born in September 1907 to a Sikh family in Banga village, Jaranwala Tehsil in the Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India (now in Pakistan).
- As a child, Bhagat Singh often spoke about growing guns in the fields to fight the British
- When Bhagat Singh was only 12 years old, he bunked school to visit the site of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre just hours after thousands of unarmed people had been killed
- Bhagat Singh never liked Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence.
- His family had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British rule in the country
- Also he studied European revolutionary movements as a teenager and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies.
- To revenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai,he assassinated John Saunders, a British police officer.
- Along with Batukeshwar Dutt threw two bombs and leaflets inside the Central Legislative Assembly, and offered them for arrest.
- While being held in a jail, he gained widespread national support after undertaking an 116-day hunger strike demanding equal rights for Indian prisoners as of the European prisoners
- In addition, he along with Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar was convicted and hanged in Lahore jail for his participation in the assassination, at the age of 23. They were hanged on 23 March 1931.