The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has bowed to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. Shri Modi also shared a video of his thoughts on Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;
“I bow to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji on his Jayanti. His courage motivates us greatly. We reiterate our commitment to realise his vision for our nation.”
Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 — 23 March 1931) was an Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British.
In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru, fatally shot a 21-year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore, British India, mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation, for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate. They believed Scott was responsible for the death of a popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai as a result of having ordered a lathi charge in which Rai was injured, and, two weeks thereafter, died of a heart attack.
Later, in order to avenge the death, they performed another daring task and on 8 April 1929, they threw bombs over the Central Legislative Assembly. As they kept saying “Inquillab Zindabad,” Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were arrested and charged with murder. In 1931, they were hanged on 23 March in the Lahore Jail. Their cremation ceremony was performed at the banks of the Sutlej River. National Martyrs Memorial is located at Hussainiwala, where Sukhdev, along with Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, were cremated.