Friday, September 27, 2013

The Forgetten Hero-Shaheed -E - Azam BHAGAT SINGH- Birth Day

Most of the Indians don't know that today 27th  September  (some sources said 28 the Sept) is one of the most adored and respected Indian freedom fighter, the forgotten Hero- Shaheed -E - Azam BHAGAT SINGH- Birth Day-
STRANGE, there was no meeting or seminar to remember Bhagat Singh, who still lives in the memory of every Indian
Tell at least 20 Friend that 27th September is the birthday of Bhagat Singh- Shaheed Sardar Bhagat Singh, a freedom fighter who sacrificed his life for the country, has been forgotten by young generation. We remember valentines day, but forget a person because of whom we can celebrate valentines day. His great sacrifice at least deserves to be recognized on his birthday.

This world doesn't see, for how much years we live but what we did during our life span and here is the true hero who made a great impact in the struggle for Independence of our country, and he is none other than the legend BHAGAT SINGH, and he will never be forgotten and we shouldn't forget his sacrifice for our country.

When we speak about our freedom struggle and ask any person..."who got freedom for us?" ... iam sure 9 in 10 will say Gandhiji.We do accept the fact he was a great motivating force but at the same time we shouldn't forget the other freedom fighters who lost their life for the country fighting against British and one of our hero is Bhagat Singh.
27th Septeber the birthday of the legendary Bhagat Singh. He is the symbol of heroism for the lively youth of India. Despite Bhagat Singh being in the hearts of the people, we do not have a proper memorial for the great martyr.

Bhagat Singh was an Indian freedom fighter, considered to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. For this reason, he is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

"SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH" The name itself speaks that he is patriotic as the meaning of the word Bhagat means "DEVOTEE" and "FORTUNATE".

"We know that the maxim "Might is right" serves as your guiding motto. The whole of our trial was just a proof of that. We wanted to point out that according to the verdict of your court we had waged war and were therefore war prisoners. And we claim to be treated as such, i.e., we claim to be shot dead instead of to be hanged. It rests with you to prove that you really meant what your court has said.  
We request and hope that you will very kindly order the military department to send its detachment to perform our execution." These are the few lines in the Last Petition given by Bhagat Singh to the Governor of Punjab. Of course as usual the Governer has given a deaf year to this Hero and was hanged on 23rd March of 1931.He was 24 when he was hanged. These words show how he conquered fear for death and how he happened to be one of the youngest Martyrs for the sake of country.

It was not Bhagat Singh who was the first one from his family who fought for freedom but Bhagat Singh belonged to a family of freedom fighters where, the entire family, starting from his great grandfather, all where very Patriotic and freedom Fighters. The commitment of their family towards freedom struggle can be traced back to 1857, where according to historians, the first revolution started against Britishers.

Bhagat Singh was born in a Sikh family in village Banga in Layalpur district of Punjab (now in Pakistan). He was the third son of Sardar Kishan Singh and Vidyavati. Bhagat Singh's family was actively involved in freedom struggle. His father Kishan Singh and uncle Ajit Singh were members of Ghadr Party founded in the U.S to oust British rule from India. Family atmosphere had a great effect on the mind of young Bhagat Singh and patriotism flowed in his veins from childhood.

At the age of three he planted guns in the field, thinking it would yeild him a harvest of guns. While studying at the local D.A.V. School in Lahore, in 1916, young Bhagat Singh came into contact with some well-known political leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai and Rash Bihari Bose. Those days, Punjab was very charged politically. When the Jaliawalan Bagh massacre took place in 1919, as a tenager, he preserved the blood stained soil from the jalianwalabagh to remind him of his commitment to India.

In response to Mahatma Gandhi's call for non-cooperation against British rule in 1921, Bhagat Singh left his school and actively participated in the movement. In 1922, when Mahatma Gandhi suspended Non-cooperation movement against violence at Chauri-chaura in Gorakhpur, Bhagat was greatly disappointed. His faith in non violence weakened and he came to the conclusion that armed revolution was the only practical way of winning freedom. This is the time where Both Bhagat Singh and Gandhiji were against each other only in the method which they followed but the goal was same for both as they aimed at getting freedom in their own ways.

To continue his studies, Bhagat Singh joined the National College in Lahore, founded by Lala Lajpat Rai. At this college, which was a centre of revolutionary activities, he came into contact with revolutionaries such as Bhagwati Charan, Sukhdev Rajguru and others. Soon, he started the Bharat Noujawan sabha, to inspire many more youngsters in the freedom movement.Later, he joined the Hindustan Republician Army(HRA) after meeting revolutionaries like chandra shekhar Azad and B.K.Dutt.

Besides being a nationalist to his core, Bhagat Singh was a socialist and a republican. “Labour is the real sustainer of society. The sovereignty of the people is the ultimate destiny of workers. For these ideals and for this faith we shall welcome any suffering to which we may be condemned”. This brings out Bhagat Singh not as a terrorist, which his prosecutors laboured to prove him unsuccessfully. He was a socialist, and a democrat – all in one.

This man's only mission in life was to see his country free from British rule. He did his best and when he was being led to the gallows, he was satisfied that he had lived up to his principles, irrespective of the consequences. On his way to gallows he said to the officer, you are very fortunate to witness how revolutionaries smilingly embrace death for the love of their country. The only thing that made him sad was that he couldn't do more for his country.

Bhagat Singh is dead; yet he lives on in our hearts, thanks to film ‘The Legend of Bhagat Singh’ directed by Raj kumar santoshi.

Last but not least I would like to conclude with a quote from Bhagat Singh’s jail notebook:

The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life."
— from Bhagat Singh's prison diary

I also wish my friends to speak little or not at all about me, because idols are created when men are praised, and this is very bad for the future of the human race. Acts alone, no matter by whom committed, ought to be studied, praised or blamed. Let them be praised in order that they may be imitated when they seem to contribute to the common wealth. Let them be censured when they are regarded as injurious to the general well being, so that they may not be repeated.

I desire that on no occasion whether near or remote, nor for any reason whatsoever, shall demonstration of a political or religious character be made before my remains, as I consider the time devoted to the dead would be better employed in improving the conditions of the living most of whom stands in great need of this.

......the young Bhagat Singh

How great were those patriots, How great was their pride, For those who sacrificed their lives for the motherland. Remember their great sacrifice! Don't we ever forget their glory,

Let us pay our rich tributes to the martyrs.

On eve of the birthday of the great leader bhagatsing, a tribute to him and also to all those so many unnamed freedom fighters, who were given their priceless life for the supreme cause of the free India. Never forget their sacrifice.Thousands laid down their lives, some one we never knew nor will ever meet.Let those who came after see to it that these names not be forgotten. Perhaps this tribute of mine won't be able to add anything new or glorious to their life but yet my heart rending love & respect and it shall remain till the last breath.

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