On March 23, India observed Shaheed Diwas, a day to honor and pay tribute to the three revolutionary freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who were hanged to death by the British government on this day in 1931.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying respects to the three heroes, acknowledging their unparalleled contribution to India’s freedom struggle. He took to Twitter and said, “India will always remember the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru. These are greats who made an unparalleled contribution to our freedom struggle.”
Gadkari tweeted, “Millions of salutes to the revolutionaries Bhagat Singh ji, Rajguru ji, and Sukhdev ji on their sacrifice day, who sacrificed their everything for the motherland.”
Meanwhile, Birla tweeted an emotional tribute, “Emotional tribute to the martyrdom day of Amar Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev ji, the symbol of bravery of Indian youth.”
The official Twitter handle of ‘Amit Mahotsav,’ the initiative to mark 75 years of India’s independence, also shared a video on the ‘shaheed special series,’ showcasing the inspiring stories of the freedom fighters.
People across the country paid their tributes to the freedom fighters with trending hashtags of ‘Bhagat Singh,’ ‘Sukhdev,’ ‘Rajguru,’ and ‘Shaheed Diwas’ on social media. Several events were organized in different parts of the country to honor the memory of the three bravehearts.
The trio was found guilty of the murder of deputy police superintendent JP Saunders in 1928, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru were hanged to death at Lahore Central Jail. Bhagat Singh was 23, Rajguru was 22, and Sukhdev was 23 years old when they were executed.
Their sacrifice and contribution to India’s freedom struggle will always be remembered and serve as an inspiration for future generations. The country will always be grateful for their immense sacrifice, which paved the way for India’s independence.