India gained independence on August 15, 1947, but the first spark of revolution, the Indian Mutiny, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, began in 1857. The timeline of Indian history from 1857 to 1947 traces the continued and rigorous efforts of our freedom fighters. taken to liberate the nation. And after 200 long years of slavery, oppression and colonization have come to an end.
On March 23, 1931, three young revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar were hanged to death for having murdered John Saunders, a British policeman in 1928 in Lahore prison. Remembering extraordinary courage and heroism, India celebrates Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day on March 23 every year.
This day is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice made by three freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, for their contribution to India’s independence from British colonial rule.
On this day, schools and colleges organize events to honor them and express their esteem and gratitude. Today on Shaheed Diwas here are some powerful quotes from revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
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Shaheed Diwas 2020: Quotes from Revolutionary Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh
“Non-violence is supported by the theory of soul force in which suffering is courted in the hope of eventually defeating the adversary. But what happens when such an attempt fails to achieve The objective? It is here that the strength of the soul must be combined with physical strength in order not to remain at the mercy of a tyrannical and ruthless enemy.”
“It is beyond the power of a man to make a revolution. Neither can it be brought about on a fixed date. It is brought about by special, social and economic environments. The function of an organized party is to use any opportunity offered by these circumstances.”
“The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetstone of ideas – Bhagat Singh in court during his trial, India’s struggle for freedom”
“Ruthless criticism and independent thought are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thought.”
“But man’s duty is to try and try, success depends on chance and environments.”
“Love always elevates a man’s character. It never lowers it, provided love is love.”
“Philosophy is the result of human weakness or the limitation of knowledge”.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Martyrs Day, Shaheed Diwas paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.
MP Modi tweeted in Hindi: “On Shaheed Diwas I bow down to the great sons of Mother India, Veer Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The country will always be grateful for their sacrifice for the country. Jai Hindi!.”
Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 23, 2020
Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907 to Kishan Singh and Vidyavati. He was a dynamic personality, one of India’s freedom fighters who continues to inspire people even today. Bhagat Singh is the one who popularized the phrase ‘Inquilab Zindabad (long live the revolution) in the pre-independence era.
On January 30, the country pays tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
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