Saturday, May 28, 2011

" 28 September 1907 - AN HERO OF INDIA AND NOT AN ACTOR "

Because of two episodes of this week { Ayothaya Verdict and Oct 2nd } I managed to miss out on birth anniversary of INDIA's favorite hero BHAGAT SINGH, On September 28th. Having been born in the same country as his, I really do not have any excuse to miss out on the birth anniversary of this HERO OF INDIA. This word hero itself is not well communicated nor is it well understood by the present generation! For example if some were to ask us who are our favorite Hero’s?

We all come up with our individual list of favorite Hero's...That could well be VWXYZ...!!!. But most of us might not realize the fact that these are our favorite ACTORS and NOT our favorite HERO’s.

There is a prominent distinguishing factor between AN ACTOR and AN HERO .....

“An Actor is one who ACTS as if he is dead in one film and comes back alive in his next film. But an HERO gets only ONE CHANCE to die for his country and does not get a second chance {No retakes} to DIE for his country AGAIN. It is our intelligent irony that we call actors as our HERO’S "

This myth in understanding the meaning of HERO has eroded so much into our system that we do not find the time or the inclination to know who INDIA’s real heroes were! ”. INDIA’s history stands testimony to the fact that INDIA did produce such heroes which world can never produce. It is a well proven fact that so called Alexander – The Great who conquered 85 % of the known world at the age of 31, was unable to conquer INDIA and had to return back because of such INDIAN HERO's.

As per an approximate calculation INDIA lost about SIX and HALF lack freedom fighters for INDIAN independance and most of them were within the age group of 20 - 25. One among them was BHAGAT SINGH who died for India at the tender age of 23 years, 5 months, 25 days.

BHAGAT SINGH's birth cycle : - {Born on 28 September 1907 – Hanged on 23 March 1931}

28 September 1907
28 September 1917 – 10 Years
28 September 1927 – 20 Years
28 September 1928 – 21 Years
28 September 1929 – 22 Years
28 September 1930 – 23 Years
28 October 1930 – 23Years 1 month's
28 November 1930 – 23Years 2 month's
28 December 1930 – 23Years 3 month's
28 January 1931 – 23Years 4 month's
28 February 1931 – 23Years 5 month's
23 March 1931 – 23 Years 5 months 25 days

Died at the age of 23 years, 5 months, 25 days for freedom of India..! DIED AT THE AGE OF 23 YEARS, 5 MONTHS, 25 DAYS..!! An age when India’s youth’s soul ambition is to get into a good job in a good company. But here was Bhagat Singh whose ambition was to see INDIA free and to give his life for the cause of Indian independence. It is such ambitions which needs to be percolated into today’s youth and most importantly into the SO CALLED ELDERS. If not, Our children will curse us when we enter our graves for what we have given them as INDIA. Same will their children curse their parents for not giving what they had received as INDIA..!!!

Here is an effort to portray a pictorial view of Bhagat Singh’s life….
Shahid Bhagat Singh's house : -

At the age of 11 years
At the Age of 17 years
Photograph of the staff and students of the National College, Lahore, founded in 1921 by Lala Lajpat Rai with a view to training students for the non-cooperation movement. Standing, fourth from the right, is Bhagat Singh, later to be executed by the British for his revolutionary activities
At the age of 20 years first police arrest 1927
At the age of 21+ years 1929

FIR in Urdu dated 8 April 1989, filed in Delhi, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt were arrested under section 3 & 4 of Explosive Substances Act

Bhagat Singh, a great reader and thinker was able to break the jail conditions, even when officially not allowed he was reading and writing but finally after long hunger strike got the right of reading & writing included in Jail Manuals Thus he maintained a note book of 404 pages and kept notes & quotes from the books he read. Here are few of these:

AIM OF LIFE -a page from Jail Note book

"The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity - of opportunity in the social, political and individual life." — from Bhagat Singh's prison diary, p. 124

I would consider this effort worthwhile if we stop blaming INDIA and do something actionable and good for INDIA!!

- Thanks
Rajhashekher BC - raj
Sat, 2 October, 2010 4:52:42 PM

" This national ship { INDIAN SHIP } of ours, ye children of the Immortals, my countrymen, has been plying for ages, carrying civilization and enriching the whole world with its inestimable treasures. For scores of shining centuries this national ship of ours has been ferrying across the ocean of life, and has taken millions of souls to the other shore, beyond all misery. But today it may have sprung a leak and got damaged, through your own fault or whatever cause it matters not. What would you, who have placed yourselves in it, do now? Would you go about cursing it and quarrelling among yourselves! Would you not all unite together and put your best efforts to stop the holes? Let us all gladly give our hearts' blood to do this; and if we fail in the attempt, let us all sink and die together, with blessings and NOT CURSES ON OUR LIPS "

- Swami Vivakananda

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