Bhagat Singh – The Real Hero


September 27 marks the birth anniversary of the greatest son and freedom fighter of India, Bhagat Singh. He was born on this auspicious day in 1907 in Lyallpur district of the Punjab Province of British India. He was a patriot by birth and was always ready to go to any extent that is beneficial for country’s independence. His bravery is world known. This post is a simple tribute to this brave and fearless fighter. He lived only for 24 years but within this short span of time, he was able to make an everlasting impact on millions of millions of Indians.

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When Bhagat Singh was 12 years old, he visited the site of Jallianwala Bagh massacre where thousands of unarmed innocent people were killed which marked an impact of British cruelty on Indians on his mind. He was disillusioned with Gandhi philosophy of non-violence  after Gandhi called off the non cooperation movement. He had devoted his entire life for the cause of nation and that is why he was reluctant to get married. In fact he left the home to avoid marriage and wrote a letter in which he had quoted.

My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now.

Simon Commission was set up by British in 1928 but it did not have any Indian members. So there was a huge protest across the country. Lala Lajpat Rai led a march in protest against the Commission. Police attempts to disperse the large crowd resulted in violence. The superintendent of police, James A. Scott, ordered the police to lathi charge the protesters and personally assaulted Rai, who was injured. Rai died of a heart attatck on 17 November 1928. In a way to take revenge of his death, Singh conspired with revolutionaries like Shivaram Rajguru, Sukhdev Thapar and Chandrashekhar Azad to kill Scott. However, in a case of mistaken identity, the plotters shot John P. Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, as he was leaving the District Police Headquarters in Lahore on 17 December 1928.

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Bhagat Singh is most popularly known for his involvement in bomb explosion in Central Legislative Assembly on April 8, 1929. He along with his revolutionary friend Batukeshwar Dutt accompanied the explosion. They were present their only after the bomb blast and shouted the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad”  and were arrested.  The nominal intention was to protest against the Public Safety Bill and the Trade Dispute Act, which had been rejected by the Assembly but were being enacted by the Viceroy using his special powers; the actual intention was for the perpetrators to get themselves arrested so that they could use appearances in court as a stage to publicise their cause. Their intention was not to kill but to make their voice audible to British government as in the words of  Bhagat Singh – ” If the deaf are to hear the sound has to be very loud”.

The execution started and based on the investigation Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajaguru were found guilty of Saunders murder, Assembly bombing and bomb manufacture and were put in jail. The discrimination between European and Indian prisoners in all areas in jail lead to infinite hunger strike started by Bhagat Singh and his followers in jail in order to protest. The Britishers used all the ticks and tricks including force-feeding and other tortures but were unable to put single drop of water in their mouth. The fast lasted for 116 days until it broke. Meanwhile, the trial continued and  on 7 October 1930, the tribunal delivered its 300-page judgement based on all the evidence and concluded that participation of Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru was proved beyond reasonable doubt in Saunders’ murder. They were sentenced to death by hanging. The remaining twelve accused were all sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment.

On 23rd March, 1931,  Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajaguru were hanged till death and became immortal in our heart. This day is celebrated as Shaheed Divas or Martyrs’ Day in India.

Bollywood had also paid tribute to this son of India by making movies depicting his life and struggle. The most successful movie remains Manoj Kumar’s Shaheed which was released in 1965. In 2002 three movies were made on Bhagat Singh’s life namely Ajay Devgn’s  The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Bobby Deol’s 23rd March 1931 Shaheed and Shaheed-e-Azam.   The 2006 film Rang De Basanti is a film drawing parallels between revolutionaries of Bhagat Singh’s era and modern Indian youth.

Bhagat Singh was not only a revolutionary but he was a writer too. You will be surprised to know that he was an atheist. In his book “Why I am an atheist”  he had thoroughly described the reason behind being an atheist. I have read that book and it is worth read for all those who love to read books. It won’t take much of your time as it is not thick it is thin. 🙂 I would like to share one of the extract from that book which can be found on wikipedia page too…

As regard the origin of God, my thought is that man created God in his imagination when he realised his weaknesses, limitations and shortcomings. In this way he got the courage to face all the trying circumstances and to meet all dangers that might occur in his life and also to restrain his outbursts in prosperity and affluence. God, with his whimsical laws and parental generosity was painted with variegated colours of imagination. He was used as a deterrent factor when his fury and his laws were repeatedly propagated so that man might not become a danger to society. He was the cry of the distressed soul for he was believed to stand as father and mother, sister and brother, brother and friend when in time of distress a man was left alone and helpless. He was Almighty and could do anything. The idea of God is helpful to a man in distress.

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This post is a tribute to one of the greatest son 0f India who hanged happily for the sake of nation.

– Ashish Kumar

Note – This is the 100th post on this blog and I would like to thank all of you from bottom of my heart for supporting and motivating me which made me to write always. And I hope the journey continues… 🙂

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लिखते जा |


कुछ लिखने का जी करता है |
क्या लिखूं समझ नहीं आता है |
काम करते करते तन और मन थक जाता है |
फिर भी दिल लिखने को कहता है |
दिल को कैसे समझाऊं जो हर वक़्त धड़कता है |
पर तन और मन आराम करना चाहता है |
मन कहता है सो जा |
दिल कहता है लिखते जा…

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समय का चक्र तो हमेशा चलता है |
पर मनुष्य का जीवन तो रुकता है |
ज़िंदगी मे कई लोगों से मिलना होता है |
पर लिखने के लिए खुद से बात करना परता है |
लिखकर अत्यंत आनंद प्राप्त होता है |
लिखने के बाद मन भी खुश हो जाता है |
पर फिर भी ये लिखने से रोकता है |
मन कहता है सो जा  |
पर दिल कहता है लिखते जा |
और लिखते जा …

 – Ashish Kumar

STARLIGHT BLOGGER AWARD


Award posts give a chance to know more about the bloggers with whom we interact in the blogging world. It is indeed a piece of appreciation for the work which one is doing on his/her blog and awards motivate and inspire more to write better and better. So this time I have been nominated for Starlight Blogger Award and that too from a well known published writer who is the author of the books like I am Free , Enjoy Life etc. This is the amazon link for the books.  Getting a piece of appreciation from such a writer is indeed a proud feeling. I will not keep the name in suspense more and would like to thank Erika Kind for considering me for this award. I am a big fan of her writing and reading her literary pieces is always a pleasant feeling and I am also glad to say that the day when we met in the blogosphere , she is an avid reader of my writing as well. Thank you so much mam for giving such an honour. Do visit her blog for reading unique pieces. 🙂

 

This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.
This Award is created to highlight and promote Inspiring Bloggers.

The Rules

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
  • Nominate Others.

Answers to Erika’s Questions

  1. What do you think when you look at the night sky?  I think about the beauty of the entire universe. How beautiful it looks in the night when stars shine like pearl. I think about the creature of the universe and its beginning and end.
  2. What makes you smile? Well, I don’t have any particular reason for this. I smile whenever I want to. Of course , I laugh when there is something funny. But having nothing to smile make me smile too. There are times when I laugh unnecessary and my friends starts to laugh just because I am laughing and that too makes me laugh even more. 🙂
  3. What are you doing to provoke a smile in other people’s face? There are lots of things I can do that even I also forget sometime what I did to make others smile. I crack the jokes and most of the times my jokes are enough to make others laugh and if it does not work then I relate the person to something and grasp a funny story at that moment only which definitely works. This is the reason also that people enjoy my presence. There are lots of other thing also I do and then it will become a never ending list. When I have thought of making others laugh, I just do it. Hahaha… 🙂
  4. If you could turn into any animal what would it be and why?  I would like to become a bird so that I can fly from here and there. From mountains to ocean, from hills to terrain and see and experience the ultimate beauty of nature.
  5. What is your biggest dream? I will reveal when I will accomplish it. 🙂

I am nominating the following wonderful bloggers for this award.

My questions to nominees

  1. Share a funny moment from your life in which you are the reason behind that moment.
  2. What according to you is the difference between “love” and “like” ?
  3. Everything has pros and cons. So is there anything you dislike in blogging world ? Share if any.
  4. What is your take on my writing ?
  5. How you celebrate the happiness and sadness ?

All the best to all the wonderful bloggers. These award posts just give a chance to know more about each other. So would be eagerly waiting for the responses from your side. Happy blogging. 🙂

 – Ashish Kumar

FEW QUOTES – X


This is the 10th post of my FEW QUOTES… series. The overwhelming response from you all makes me to pen quotes and share with you all. When I started to write quotes and thought of sharing on my blog, I was little bit worried about the response, whether it will be liked or not. But I am happy to say that the response from you all is what makes me to write more and quotes. Thank you everyone for making this happen. 🙂 So here are few of my quotations and I hope you will enjoy them. Do share your valuable views on these quotes of mine. 🙂

Here are my quotes…

  1. Sometimes you decide your destiny in life and sometimes life decides your destiny.
  2. Its not always possible to bear the tears , coming not from the eyes but from the heart.
  3. Problems are part of life. Dealing with them makes you strong and determined. Cherish it, fix it and at the last , do enjoy.

 – Ashish Kumar

Delicate Smile


When you gives your delicate smile.
Even the stone breaks with a smile.
Staring look from your face.
Makes me to always look on your face.

The opening of your mouth for talk.
Makes the way for never ending talk.
Sometimes giving a devastating look.
Makes me to have a forever look.

When you make me laugh loud.
That time I really feel proud.
Holding your hands for walk and talk.
I forget the journey of long walk.

The trust binds us forever.
Not aware whether we are made for each other.
As one day we will be detached.
Death is the ultimate truth.
I will miss you…
Your void will be felt.
Only memories will be kept.
Will miss your delicate smile.
Which compels even mountains to dance and joy.
As…
When you gives your delicate smile.
Even the stone breaks with a smile.

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– Ashish Kumar