Updated: September 28, 2020 1:46:40 pm
Bhagat Singh Quotes: Bhagat Singh’s name is synonymous with the revolutionary movement that contributed to India’s freedom struggle. Celebrated for his gusto and courage to stand up to the British rule, Bhagat Singh was born in 1907 and gave his life for the country when he was sentenced to death by execution at the ripe age of 23 along with his associates Rajguru and Sukhdev on the charges of assassinating British police officer John Saunders, who had ordered brutal police action on independence movement leader Lala Lajpat Rai.
Tribute to the great freedom fighter, Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.
— PIB in Odisha (@PIBBhubaneswar) September 28, 2020
On the occasion of the 113th birth anniversary of the revolutionary leader today, here are some lesser-known facts about him along with his quotes that continue to inspire even today.
*In college, he was a great actor and participated in several plays including Rana Pratap and Bharat-Durdasha.
*It is said that Bhagat Singh, in his childhood, always spoke about guns. He also wanted to grow guns in the fields to fight the British.
*When Bhagat Singh’s parents wanted him to marry, he ran away to Kanpur. He told his parents, “if I will marry in colonial India, where British Raj is there, then my bride will be my death. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now’.
*Bhagat Singh had fasted for 116 days in jail. Even during this time, he completed all his daily work which included reading and writing books, visiting court every day and even singing.
मां भारती के वीर सपूत अमर शहीद भगत सिंह की जयंती पर उन्हें कोटि-कोटि नमन। वीरता और पराक्रम की उनकी गाथा देशवासियों को युगों-युगों तक प्रेरित करती रहेगी। pic.twitter.com/LMy2Mlpkol
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 28, 2020
*The patriotic slogan Inquilab Zindabad, which later became the freedom movement’s calling, was coined by Bhagat Singh.
*It is believed that when his mother had come to visit him in jail, Bhagat Singh was laughing loudly. Seeing this, jail authorities were shocked considering he was so close to death.
*He was hanged an hour ahead of the official time on March 23, 1931. It is said that Bhagat Singh was smiling at the time of hanging.
Here are some of his inspiring quotes
“Every tiny molecule of ash is in motion with my heat. I am such a lunatic that I am free even in jail.”
“It is beyond the power of any man to make a revolution. Neither can it be brought about on any appointed date. It is brought about by special environments, social and economic. The function of an organised party is to utilise any such opportunity offered by these circumstances.”
“The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas.”
“Zindagi to apne damm par hi jiyi jati hey..dusro k kandhe par tohh shirf janaje uthaye jate hey.” (Life is lived on one’s own terms. Only the dead are carried on others’ shoulders.)
“The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation hereafter, but to make the best use of it here below.”
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