28 September 2007

Birth Centenary of a legend

One evening a boy of three was out for a walk with his father.

There was also an elderly man with the father. Chatting they walked on and went beyond the village. Green crop delighted the eyes. The elders were walking along the edge of a field. Not hearing the footsteps of the boy, the father looked back.

The boy was sitting on the ground and seemed to be planting some thing. The father became curious."What are you doing?" said he."Look, father, I shall grow guns all over the field" was the innocent reply of the boy.

His eyes shone with the strong faith that guns would grow in the field. Both the elders were struck with wonder at the little boy's words.

The boy was Bhagat Singh who later fought like a hero for India's freedom and sacrificed his life.


BORN: Sept. 28, 1907, Punjab, India

1930: Threw bombs in Central Assembly Hall, protesting on imposing severe measures like the Trades Disputes Bill by the Britishers.

1930: Went on hunger strike to protest the inhuman treatment of fellow-political prisoners by jail authorities.

1930: Sukh Dev and Raj Guru, he was awarded the death sentence.
Died: Hanged in the early hours of March 23, 1931.
Cremated at: Ferozepur, Punjab.

4 comments:

Veena Shivanna said...

Great guy he is...and handsome too:-)

but why is that we dont remember his jayanthi like others? gr8 post srik..

neelanjana said...

Good to remember him on this day. Thanks for the post.

-neelanjana

neela said...

veera horaatagaararige...nanna namana

neela said...

I liked the staccato style of your write up.It is very apt for the personality you have chosen.
Very effective.