The nation that forgets its revolutionaries is not good for that nation: Anil Vij

Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said that “we must know our history and the nation that forgets its revolutionaries is not good for that nation.”Sh. Vij was addressing the rally at SD College, Ambala Cantonment after the release of the book ‘Ambala and Freedom Struggle of India’ written on the history of Ambala by Dr. Yuvi Singh, former HOD and Historian of the College’s History Department today.He said that in memory of the unsung heroes who gave their contribution in the struggle for freedom, 22 acres of Shahidi Samarak is being built in Ambala cantonment itself. This is why historians seek information on all those revolutionaries who played their part in the struggle for freedom. Earlier, Interior Minister Anil Vij released the book. Upon arriving at the program, the college principal, Dr. Rajendra Singh, Dr. KC Yadav, Prof. Naveen Gulati, Dr. Deshbandhu and others welcomed him. On this occasion, BJP Mandal Chairman Rajiv Gupta Dimple, Balkesh Vats, Sanjeev Walia, Vipin Khanna and other dignitaries were present.

Any man who wants to know what is the role of Ambala in the fight for freedom – Vij

Congratulating Dr Yuvi Singh for publishing the book, the Home Secretary said everyone wanted to know what role Ambala played in the fight for freedom. He said that every person wants to know what happened in the freedom movement in 1857.Anil Vij said that “I also raised this voice before the government for a long time as the first war of independence began in from Ambala cantonment, but in memory of these unsung heroes, no song has ever been sung in their memory, a memorial should be built, since 2000, I have not stopped raising this voice before various governments Now a Shahidi Samarak is being built in Ambala cantonment in memory of these martyrs.

Jung-e-Azadi was launched in the cantonment of Ambala before Meerut -Vij

Anil Vij said that as historian Dr Yuvi Singh said and it is also described in the book that in 1857 Jung-e-Azadi left Ambala before Meerut. The revolutionaries started the war by setting fire to the homes of British officers, it didn’t start suddenly, it was an organized protest against the British. He said that there were protests in many places in the country at that time, but the same protest took place all over the country from May 10, 1857. As the lotus flower and roti are said to have been used as a message then and it is also read in the books that the main plan was made from the Ambala cantonment itself.

He said May 10 was a Sunday and all Britons used to go to church to pray. The plan was that when everyone prayed they would be imprisoned and eliminated and would go ahead and the whole country would be set free. But for some reason the struggle for freedom could not succeed. The Home Secretary said investigations are underway to find out who was punished and tortured at the time, who was shot and hanged. To show all these things, a Shahidi Samarak of the first freedom struggle is being built on 22 acres. The Shahidi Samarak will be built in three phases, in which Ambala in the first phase, Haryana in the second phase and what happened in the country in the third phase will be shown.

The compatriots had the spirit of independence since the birth of the congress- Vij

The Home Secretary said it was our misfortune that after independence we were taught that Congress was leading the fight for freedom, but Congress was established in 1885 by an Englishman AO Hume. The first war of independence had begun in 1857, 28 years before the birth of Congress. That is to say, the spirit of independence was already there among the Indians. Efforts are made to remember the unsung heroes of the freedom struggle. A team of 5 leading historians of India have been formed to show history in the Shahidi Samarak, including Dr. Yuvi Singh.

I’m a product of this college, don’t say main guest – Vij

Ch. Vij said: “I was a student in this college and I studied science here, when they call me as the main guest of the college, I feel helpless, I started politics at from here then i went to student council, i’m a product of this college, that i am because of this college, call me alumnus and that’s my college.

History of Ambala in a 188 page book – Yuvi Singh

Historian and author of the book ‘Ambala and India’s Freedom Struggle’, Dr. Yuvi Singh has narrated that the history of ancient Ambala has been written in this 188-page book. The Ambala whose boundaries were from Ropar to Jagadhri. Under what circumstances the British settled in Ambala Cantonment, how they settled in Ambala Cantonment in a planned way and many other important information was written there.

Thelma J. Longworth