Essay on Bhagat Singh

Essay On Bhagat Singh

One evening, a 3 year old boy was walking besides his father along the edge of a field. Looking and pointing at the vast field he said, "Father , I shall grow guns all over the field." This little boy was Bhagat Singh, whose heart was soaked in patriotism even at that tender age.

He grew up to become one of the foremost heroes of the freedom struggle who laid down his happily for the sake of his country.

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 Bhagat Singh was the third son of Sardar Kishan, who himself was a revolutionary and Vidyawati. He was a brilliant pupil, and cordial by nature.

He used to say, "Everyone in the village is my friend." He would ask his classmates what they wanted to become when they grew up.

And he would state his wish as , "I will drive the British out of India."

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 In the year 1919, when he was only 12 years old, he got deeply disturbed by the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.

He brought home a bottle of mud soaked in blood of the victims and worshipped it. He dropped out from school and took part in the Congress Movement.

He actively supported the Swadeshi Movement. He would wear only Khadi and burn foreign clothes. 

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When Gandhiji withdrew the movement due to Chauri Chaura incident, his faith in none violence weakened.

He wondered where were the supporters of non-violence when a 19 years old revolutionary Kartar Singh was hanged by the British.

He started believing that armed rebellion was only way out. He studied the lives of revolutionary of Ireland, Italy and Russia, and was convinced of his stand. 

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He joined the National Collage which was patronised by great patriots like Lala Lajpat Rai. In the day time, he would attend the classes and in the evening he would discuss about the revolution with his friends. 

He established contacts with the leader of Bengal revolutionary party, Sachindranath Sanyal. The condition to join the party was that the member should be ready to leave home when called.

He agreed and left home in the wake of his impending marriage. He reached Kanpur and sold newspapers for living.

A revolutionary Ganesh Vidyarthi got him a job at his pariodical office.

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 He had returned home due to his grandmother's illness. He supported Akali Dal's meetings.

He went to Lahore and become secretary of Naujawan Bharat Sabha. He was arrested as police suspected his hand in Dussehera bombing case. Two wealthy men bailed him out.

After returning his father dairy for a while, he left for Delhi. Here he met Chandrashekhar Azad. He shaved his beard and kept short cropped hair.

Therefore he learnt bomb making from Jatin Days at Kolkata. At Agra they set-up a bomb factory. They themselves starved but continued with their activities.
Bhagat Singh Sketch

 In 1928, Lala Lajpat Rai died in a Lathi Charge. Bhagat Singh and Rajguru shot Sanders to avenge his death.

In 1929 he and Dutt threw a bomb at the Legislative Assembly hall in Delhi, bit they did not intended to kill anyone. Chanting "Inquilab Zindabad", they surrendered.

In Mianwali Jail, he witnessed discrimination between European and Indian prisoners and led other prisoners in a hunger strike to protest against this.

They demanded equality in food standard, clothing etc. Finally, he Sukhdev and Rajguru were ordered to be hanged on 24 March , 1931, bit the scheduled were preponed and they were hanged on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 p.m in Lahore Jail. 

Even on that day, they were fearless and competed with each other to be hanged first. Kissing on the rope they died with the chant of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' on their lips.

So in this way the three champions of the freedom struggle sacrificed their lives. That day, no one in jail touched food. Everyone cried.

Their bodies had been secretly burnt on the banks of Sutlej. Even today, the undying spirit of Bhagat Singh is a source of inspiration for the youth of the nation.

His unflinching dedication to free his nation, would be embossed in the golden ink in the history of freedom struggle.

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