Shaheed Diwas is celebrated every year on 23 March. About 90 years ago today, Bhagat Singh, one of the great freedom fighter of India, was hanged by the British government. On this day Sukhdev was with Bhagat Singh and Shivram Rajguru also laughed and kissed the noose for India’s independence. To remember the martyrdom of these three people, every year this day is celebrated as Martyr’s Day all over the country.
Bhagat Singh had sacrificed his life for the freedom of Maa Bharati at the young age of 23. Seeing this spirit of his, the youth of the country also got inspiration to fight for the freedom of the country. Let us know today some unheard interesting things related to Bhagat Singh on the day of Martyr’s Day-
- Bhagat Singh played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. Seeing him, many people adopted the path of revolution, however, many people did not seem to agree with Bhagat Singh, but many people also supported Bhagat Singh.
- When Bhagat Singh’s parents put pressure on him to marry, he left home and shifted Kanpur. He had said that if he married in slave India, his bride would die. In this way, he later joined hands with the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association.
- Bhagat Singh was so upset by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that he even bunked the school to visit the spot. He was a prolific actor in college.
- Bhagat Singh along with Sukhdev planned to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai and conspired to kill the Superintendent of Police James Scott in Lahore. However, because of a mistaken identity, Assistant Superintendent of Police John Saunders was shot.
- Despite being a Sikh by birth, Bhagat Singh shaved his beard and had his hair cut, so that no one would recognize him during his arrest for the murder of John Saunders. He was successful in escaping from Lahore to Calcutta.
- A year later, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt threw bombs in the Central Assembly Hall of Delhi and raised slogans of ‘Inquilab Zindabad!’. He did not protest his arrest at this time.
- When Bhagat Singh was arrested and questioned by the police, he came to know that Bhagat Singh was involved in the murder of John Saunders a year ago.
- At the time of his trial, Bhagat Singh did not offer any defense. He used this opportunity to propagate the idea of India’s independence.
- Bhagat Singh was sentenced to death on 7 October 1930, which he heard with courage. While in prison, he went on a hunger strike against the policy of better treatment for prisoners of foreign origin.
- Bhagat Singh was to be hanged on 24 March 1931, but he was hanged 11 hours earlier on 23 March 1931 at 7:30 am. It is said that no magistrate was ready to supervise the execution.
- At the time of hanging, it is said that Bhagat Singh had a smile on his face and kissed the noose while raising slogans against the British government.