Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fwd: March 23 : Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

Inspiration for today's youths: Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru

From Left : Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru
From Left : Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru

O People ! Do not be so ungrateful to Revolutionaries so as to forget them !

23 March is the day that Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev attained Martyrdom. One example of the resoluteness of Sardar Bhagat Singh and his associates remains inspirational even today. In order to disgrace Sardar Bhagat Singh and his associates, the then British Government informed them,' If you feel that you should be spared from being hanged, then you must apply for mercy.' The spirited answer to that advice, as given by Sardar Bhagat Singh, was as follows-

"The Government says that we should apply for mercy. But why should we do so? Are we thieves or dacoits or goondas? We are political prisoners in this war for freedom. The blood of complete freedom is circulating in every blood vessel of ours. Whatever bold action we did was for the sake of freedom alone ! We may not be worshippers of non-violence; our path may not be devoid of atrocities but is it not true that we are freedom-fighters? If the government has even a fraction of justice left within it, it has to treat us as political prisoners. We will never beg for mercy.

We do not intend to face this death sentence by saying 'Do whatever you like but spare us from being hanged'. We dislike even climbing on the foot board meant for hanging. We are brave soldiers and true men ! Hence treat us like that by either shooting us with bullets or blast us with cannons. Who wants to face such a feeble sentence as hanging? We request you to respect this last wish of ours!"

Our politicians have seemingly dismissed memories of revolutionaries' sacrifice completely. Their martyrdom appears to have no value for those with a political agenda.

O People, though the politicians have forgotten these revolutionaries, you at least do not be ungrateful to Revolutionaries by forgetting them !

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