Thursday, March 23, 2006

Inquilab Zindabad

Today is the 75th anniversary of the martyrdom of the three heroes of Indian Freedom struggle- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Raj Guru. Yesterday I received a mail about the same. And I religiously forwarded it to all my friends.:) I do not know how many people read it and how many of them discarded it as spam. Sometimes people develop so much of aversion towards forwarded mails that they miss out on some good content.:)

I got to know about three heroes for the first time through my history text books. Probably there were 2 paras dedicated for them. So they did not catch my attention then. In 2002, I watched the movie- The Legend of Bhagat Singh(yep, movies help some times;)). And since then I have been totally awed by Bhagat Singh. I googled for more information about him and I came across his letters, his lectures and so on. As someone told me the other day that sacrificing your life selflessly for your country is the greatest heroic deed. Yes, indeed! And even now I am amazed about the fact that these three heroes embraced death so courageously.

Some of the quotes of Bhagat Singh that I got from Web:

--> The war neither began with us nor is it going to end with our lives. It is the inevitable consequence of the historic events and the existing environments. Our humble sacrifices shall be only a link in the chain that has very accurately been beautified by the unparalleled sacrifice of Mr. Das and most tragic but noblest sacrifice of Comrade Bhagawati Charan and the glorious death of our dear warrior Azad.

-->in a letter to his father:My life is not so precious, at least to me, as you may probably think it to be. It is not at all worth buying at the cost of my principles.

-the youth will have to spread this revolutionary message to the far corner of the country. They have to awaken crores of slum-dwellers of the industrial areas and villagers living in worn-out cottages, so that we will be independent and the exploitation of man by man will become an impossibility.

More information about Bhagat Singh on

Inquilab Zindabad


logic said...

ya fwds are so common that such informations are missed out..but this new bloggin should help in that.

Did u see "Raang de basanti" eventhough they tried to commercialized
The story line of reckless youth getting inspired by Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Raj Guru and turning into revolutionaries was great.

If u havent wathced the please do it for me.

the link was good had fwd to all my frnds whom sure will not miss out this


Neema! said...

We've got such a heroic past!

Madhooo said...

@logic: Thanks a lot. Yes, I saw RDB. I liked it a lot. It definitely reminded me of my experience after watching "The Legend of Bhagat Singh".:)

@neema: Man, aren't we proud of that ( collars up:)) ?