INDIA IS MY COUNTRY – Thoughts – 3


At young age in school when we learn about the freedom movement and the freedom fighters we are easily inspired by Subhash Chandra Bose and Bhagat Singh. Because their life has struggle, thrill, passion and action. But all they did do was for the people, for the nation, for us who are enjoying the freedom.
Still, at the young age when we are growing we could not imagine the depth of their sacrifices, what difficulties they have gone through, how they struggle, how they fight, and against the all odds how they sustain their fight, and above all what motivated them to do all this?
At that time we could not really understand the value of their sacrifice for the nation.

As we grow to be mature, we also understand that the sacrifice made by Mahatma Gandhi is no less. We cannot even try to do what he has been practising all his life.
In spite of the ideological differences between them, they all fought for freedom and to free the country from the Britishers. And the sacrifice made by them can never be forgotten.

But what motivates them for the highest sacrifice. If we study their lives and what they had gone through we are compelled to think what made these persons that as we know them?
What was going on in their mind?
What stuff they were made of?
They dedicated their life for the supreme cause of freedom, they fight for us.

We cannot forget them …!!!

Today we remember Sardar Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary.

We remember him for his bravery, his sacrifice for the nation and the inspiration he has been for us for years now and will be there forever.

Subhash Chandra Bose said “Bhagat Singh had become the symbol of the new awakening among the youths …”
Today we need more awakened youths who would fight against the lacunae in our system, fight against corruption in our country, and fight for the poor, child and women in our society to make India a strong and better country in the future.

The ‘common man’ is still suffering and issues like corruption, atrocities on women and children, upliftment of the downtrodden, the poor, farmers’ suicide, lack of basic amenities are still there.
Our freedom fighters fight for the freedom with the British rulers, but to fulfill their dream of ‘India- a – Republic’, we have to come together and raise our fight against our own rulers now.

When he was hanged to death Bhagat Singh’s age was only 23 years, 05 months, and 25 days.

We all know what we achieve at this ‘age’ and what our ‘youths’ of this age are driven by.

It was Bhagat Singh, who, to avoid his marriage had written that “My life has been dedicated to the noblest cause, that of the freedom of the country. Therefore, there is no rest or worldly desire that can lure me now.”

It was his determination, devotion, courage and an undying patriotic spirit to carry the mission he dreamt of.

Our country today needs more ‘youths’ driven by the same ‘passion’ that lead Bhagat Singh to become ‘Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh’.