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PM pays tribute to Bhagat Singh

PM pays tribute to Bhagat Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary, saying his valor will inspire people for ages.

“Tributes to the immortal martyr Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. His saga of bravery and valor will inspire the countrymen for ages,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

Yesterday also, Modi remembered the freedom fighter in his 69th Mann ki Baat.

“I join countrymen in bowing before Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the symbol of bravery and courage,” Modi said. “I want to transport you to a period from our past. It is a tale of 101 years ago. The year was 1919. The British rulers had slaughtered innocent civilians at Jallianwala Bagh. Post the massacre, a 12-year-old boy visited the spot. A happy and agile boy but what he saw at Jallianwala Bagh was beyond his imagination. He was left stunned at how one could be so merciless. This innocent boy had started to burn in the fire of anger. At Jallianwala Bagh, he took a vow to fight British rule. Did you come to know who am I referring to? Yes! I am speaking about Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh. Tomorrow, the 28th of September, we will celebrate the birth anniversary of Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh. I join my fellow countrymen in bowing before the paragon of courage and bravery, Shaheed Veer Bhagat Singh. Can you imagine that an Empire, which ruled over a huge chunk of the world, it was often said that the Sun never sets on this empire – such a powerful empire was terrified of this 23-year-old. Shaheed Bhagat Singh was as much a fighter as he was a scholar, a thinker.”
Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Punjab. His defiance of British rule from a very young age, his revolutionary acts to target the empire and his hanging when he was only 23 years old have made him a national hero.