28 September marks the birth anniversary of the legendary revolutionary, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, who was sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case on 23, March, 1931.
Born in a Punjabi Sikh family in 1907 at Banga, Bhagat Singh had a spirit of patriotism and was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh is an icon who continues to inspire the young, and the young at heart even in the post-modern world of the Internet and funky gadgets.
Singh was also among the prominent revolutionaries who shaped the base of a grand national movement.
Check out some inspiring quotes by Bhagat Singh below:
Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat. I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail. – Jail Note Book of Bhagat Singh (1929)
Revolution did not necessarily involve sanguinary strife; it was not a cult of bomb and pistol
Bombs and pistols do not make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of ideas.
May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country
It is easy to kill individuals but you cannot kill the ideas. Great empires crumble, while the ideas survived.
I emphasise that I am full of ambition and hope and of full charm of life. But I canrenounce all at the time of need, and that is the real sacrifice.
Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.