Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.Today on this occasion, I would like to talk about one fearless son of India who sacrificed his life for her freedom.
Freedom fighter and socialist Bhagat Singh was regarded as one of the most important revolutionaries in the Indian independence movement. Singh was only 13 years old when he witnessed the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar, which left a profound impression on him and inspired him to fight for Indian independence. Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Lyallpur, Punjab, now Pakistan.
Singh was a member of different revolutionary groups and was detained numerous times for his involvement in violent crimes against the Indian government of the British Empire. Along with his fellow liberation fighters Sukhdev and Rajguru, he was hanged on March 23, 1931, in the Lahore jail at the early age of 23.
Generations of Indians have been motivated by Singh’s legacy, which is still a significant chapter in the history of the nation. He supported the rights of the underprivileged and members of the working class and was a strong supporter of socialism. His writings, notably his letters and journal from prison, are still read extensively and are an inspiration to many.
Various books and films in India and other countries have been influenced by Bhagat Singh’s life and legacy. Singh’s greatest influences can be seen in a number of important works, such as: “Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh” (2002), Guddu Dhanoa’s biopic chronicles Bhagat Singh’s life and contributions to the Indian freedom fight.
In 2002, “The Legend of Bhagat Singh”, Rajkumar Santoshi’s critically praised film, Singh, examines Singh’s life, ideology, and contribution to the freedom fight.
Bhagat Singh’s autobiographical speech entitled “Why I Am an Atheist” was published in 1931. This book is a collection of letters and essays Singh wrote while he was incarcerated.
The sacrifices and bravery of Bhagat Singh continue to serve as an example to people all over the world. He was a symbol of resistance against British rule in India. He continues to play a significant role in India’s fight for independence, and he is honoured as a hero who gave his life in defence of freedom.