"One day an innocent boy of three was out for a walk with his father and an elderly man. Chatting they walked on and went beyond the village. The elders were walking along the edge of the field. Not hearing the footsteps of the boy, the father looked back. The boy was sitting on the ground and seemed to be planting some thing. The father became curious.

"What are you doing?" asked father

"Look father, I shall grow guns all over the field" was the innocent reply of the boy. Both the elders were struck with wonder at the little boy's word.

The boy later in his life fought like a hero for the freedom of India and sacrificed his life. He was born in a Sikh family of farmers in the village of Banga of layalpur district of then Punjab. At the time of his birth his father was imprisoned for his role in freedom movement. His family too stood for patriotism, reforms and freedom of the country.

This young boy for brought up in a politically charged state of Punjab which was left with a seething memory of the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre wherein more than 500 innocent people were killed mercilessly and thousands injured. He was so moved by the episode that he went to this spot to collect soil from the park of Jalianwala Bagh in his lunchbox, sanctified by the blood of the innocent and kept it as a memento for life; He was then just Fourteen Years Old.

To avoid early marriage he ran away from home and became a member of the Youth Organization, Noujawan Bharat Sabha. He there met other revolutionaries and joined them for there cause. Anti British feelings were spreaded by them through the circulation of secretly printed newspapers. Noticing restlessness was spreading, the British Government appointed a Commission under the leadership of Sir John Simon to report on political happenings. The commission reached Lahore, Lala Lajpat Rai and Madan Mohan Malviya decided to protest in open. It was a silent protest march, Thousand’s joined without giving room for any untoward incident. Even then Scott beat Lala Lajpat Rai severely with a lathi on the head several times that caused the ultimately death of the great leader.

The BOY was the eye witness to the morbid scene and vowed to take revenge and with the help of Azad, Rajguru and Sukhdev plotted to kill Scott. Unfortunately he killed Saunders, a junior officer by a mistaken identity. He then fled to Lahore to escape capital punishment. No doubt that britishers were keen to arrest all the leaders who opposed to its arbitrary actions. THE BOY who was then hiding volunteered to throw a bomb in the central assembly hall where the meeting to pass the ordinance was being held. It was a carefully laid out plot, not to cause death or injury but to draw the attention of the government that the modes of its suppression could no more be tolerated. It was agreed that The BOY along with Batukeshwar Dutt would court arrest themselves after throwing bomb. The BOY and Dutt threw handouts and bombed in the corridor not to cause injury and get arrested after shouting slogans INQUILAB ZINDABAD (LONG LIVE REVOLUTION !!)

All the killers of Saunders were identified by the treachery of some revolutionaries who became "Approvers". THE BOY was then presented to court of law where he gave a fiery statement giving reasons for killing which was symbolic of freedom struggle.His love for the country and its freedom was bigger than any pleasures or desires. His only desire was to fight for the freedom of his motherland.

He lives in all those country men and women who love their country and their country, their nation, their motherland is their pride and responsibility.

He wanted to be shot like a soldier and not die at a gallow but this plea was rejected and he was hanged on 23rd March, 1931. He was then just 24 years old. THEY MAY KILL ME, BUT THEY CANNOT KILL MY IDEAS. THEY MAY CRUSH MY BODY, BUT THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CRUSH MY SPIRIT. These were the last word spoken by SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH JI.

The BOY who's actions turned him in a LEGENDARY INDIAN HERO.



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