Good morning to the teachers and students present, today I am going to talk about Chandra Shekhar Azad. One of the most powerful independence fighters to overthrow the British Empire was Chandra Shekhar Azad. To raise additional money and arm the freedom fighters, he planned the Kakori Conspiracy. When Lala Lajpat Rai passed away, he had intended to assassinate James Scott but had mistakenly killed Saunders. After being betrayed by an informant, he was imprisoned in Alfred Park, Allahabad. With his final shot, he fired himself to death and produced the definition of patriotism that is still revered today.
Chandra Shekhar was severely affected by the Jallianwala Bagh massacre after which he joined Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary cause. He also used the name “Balraj” when signing documents as the supreme commander of the HSRA (Hindustan Socialist Republic Army) during the Indian independence struggle.
On February 27, 1931, Azad was traveling to meet his friends at Alfred Park in Allahabad. When police arrived and gave him the order to voluntarily surrender, he was already in the park. Police were determined to get him, whether he was alive or not, and they offered a reward for his capture. Azad shot himself in the head just before he was about to be arrested because he was determined not to be caught alive.
The museum in Allahabad has Chandra Shekhar Azad’s gun on exhibit. As a result of his contributions to India’s independence, numerous schools, roads, and other institutions now bear his name. He also has a lot of institutions named after him. In the hearts of Indians, he will always be known as Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad. Thank you.