Thursday, September 30, 2010

Why 27th September is a Forgotten Day?

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26th September was celebrated all around the world and even in India as ‘World Heart Day’. We had many programmes based on heart diseases, its precautions and treatments on televisions, radios and newspapers. It is good people are health conscious and care for their heart. Also, 26th September became the headlines of the following day newspaper as it was the birthday of our honourable Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Yes, he is a fantastic economist and holding such a high position in the country and he deserves to be in the headlines. 28th September was another special day as the veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar celebrated her 81st birthday. We all respect Lata ji and her thousands of melodious songs have touched hearts of every Indian. There are many such days which are special for Indians.

But the question here arises, “Why 27th September is a forgotten day?” No, I am not talking of 27th September as ‘Tourism Day’ but I want that answer from you all readers. I think very few have answer for this and definitely it is a matter of shame for all of us. Friends, 27th September was the day when our most beloved freedom fighter ‘Shaheed Bhagat Singh’ was born. The person who lit the fire of revolution among the Indians, gave an edge to freedom struggle and ultimately sacrificed himself just for the nation and its citizens to have a better tomorrow, his anniversary seems to be a forgotten day. Why not, 27th September is celebrated as ‘Bhagat Singh Jayanti’ all around the nation? Why 27th September is not a national holiday?

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"Shaheed Bhagat Singh"

This real hero, Bhagat Singh was born on 27th September, 1907 in Banga village of Lyallpur district of Punjab which is now in Pakistan. Bhagat Singh was born to father Sardar Kishan Singh and mother Vidyawati. In 1919 when Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place, Bhagat Singh was just 12 years old and this incidence filled great anger in Bhagat’s mind for the Britishers. During his study in National College, Lahore, Bhagat Singh came across many freedom fighters like Sukhdev and Bhagwati Charan. Bhagat Singh did a lot both behind the bars and outside to the freedom of India. Ultimately Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were sentenced to death on 24th march, 1931. But the fraudulent British officials hanged them a day before i.e. on March 23rd, 1931.

Bhagat Singh, thereafter became an inspiration for youth throughout India. I feel every day, everything associated with Bhagat Singh is precious for all of us. Let us keep Bhagat Singh’s sacrifice, his patriotism alive by remembering him always.

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