Our motherland Bharatvarsha (India) has always been incarnated with eminent personalities who selflessly devoted their life for the sake of their motherland. India has been barbarically ruled by the British for hundreds of years. It was because of these gallant martyrs that we could feel the fresh aroma of independence in our country. Their continuous efforts and activities, we embraced our freedom “Swarajya” on 15th August, 1947. But this freedom was not attained all of a sudden, it took years of united struggles. There were many freedom fighters of India who silently surrendered their everything, even life on the altar of the motherland’s liberty. Let’s discuss about the revolutionary feats of some known freedom fighters who attended martyrdom without any hesitation.
- Subhash Chandra Bose — Born on 23 Jan, 1987; He was a robust personality who was greatly influenced by Swami Vivekanand ‘s ideals. He founded Indian National Army and raised the youth mass to fight for the country rebelliously.
- Bhagat Singh—Born on 28 September, 1907 ;He was greatly depressed by the death of Lala Lajpat Rai during Lathi charge by the British on agitation of Simon Commission. Thus dropped Bomb in the British assembly and killed Sanders as a part of revenge. He also upraised mass by distributing nationalist pamphlets. He was hung by the British government. Thus he created a specimen and enthusiastic passion among the youths.
- Mahatma Gandhi — Born on 2nd October, 1869; He is popularly known as the Father of the Nation as he was that simple person who freed our country from the brutal Britishers by attaining the path of non-violence. He has been put into jail many times. Yet he continuously protested against the government and marched several movements like Quit India Movement, Non – Cooperation Movement, etc and finally encrowned us independence on 15th August, 1947.
- Rani Lakshmi Bai— She is an epitome of bravery and inspiration for every generation. “Bundele harbolo k muh hmne suni kahani thi, khub ladi mardani woh to Jhansi wali Rani thi.” Owing to the Doctrine Lapse by Lord Dalhousie, she was not considered as the legal heir and British wanted to dethrone her. This made her angry and she decided to fight with the British for her motherland. She was a legend as she proved that courage does not need any gender specification. She fought outstandingly with the British soldiers till her last breath carrying her adopted baby at her back. Doubtlessly, she was a leading figure during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
- Mangal Pandey — Mangal Pandey was one of the leading figures in raising the first uprising revolt against the British. He was a soldier in British regiments. He revolted against the greased cartridges being used by the British forcefully containing beef and raised “Sepoy Mutiny of 1857”. He fought diligently against the British and was hang to death by the cruel British.
Apart from them, there were many other heroes like, Lala lajpat Rai, Sarojini Naidu, Chandrasekhar Azad, Rajguru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and innumerable brave activists being recorded or unrecorded in the historical pages of India. All of them are an inspiration of sacrifice and bravery. A big salute from each and every nook and corner of heart to them.
Literally, our country has been freed from the British government, but it is still ruled by corruption, wrong beliefs, rituals, poverty, gender inequality, crimes and various other growth hindering elements. The British rule looted us a lot and left us with economic crisis which is still a high alarming issue for the country. Thus, its our duty to free our motherland from these evils and contribute effectively in its growth and development.
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