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Legendry Youth Icons of Indian Freedom Struggle : Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad & Subhash Chandra Bose

Posted on October 19 2022

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Every democracy is based on the citizens of the country, and the youth are the main pillar that keeps it in the shape it ought to be. The pre-independence youth movement period can be traced back to the discussion forums established by Dadabhai Nairoji in the names of students and the literary society. No matter how hard, youth movements played a crucial role in achieving the goals they fought for. Some of the leaders mentioned are revered even today in the year 75 years since India gained Independence. This article will briefly discuss three Youth Icons: Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad & Subhash Chandra Bose.

SARDAR BHAGAT SINGH

Bhagat Singh was a charismatic Indian Freedom Fighter who was executed by the Britishers. Sardar Bhagat Singh was Born in  28th September 1907 to Mr. Sardar Kishan Singh Sandhu and Mrs. Vidyavati Kaur, Bhagat Singh was a vocal critic of British Rule in India. He was involved in two high profile attacks on the British authorities, one on a local police chief and one on the Central Legislative Assembly. He was Hanged on  23 March 1931 in Lahore Central Jail.

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Indian Youth still draw a lot of inspiration from Singh. His quotes like “Inquilab Zindabad”, “Long Live The Revolution” etc. are familiar  to every Indian and motivates them. He is also known as “Shaheed-e-Azam” (Great Martyr).In 2008, India Today Magazine voted him “Greatest Indian” ahead of  Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi. Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Museum opened at his ancestral village Khatkar Kalan exhibits Bhagat Singh’s Ashes, the Blood-Soaked Sand and the blood-stained newspaper in which the ashes were wrapped amongst his other personal belongings. The National Martyrs Memorial is built at Hussainiwala in memory of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru.

 

CHANDRA SHEKHAR AZAD

Chandra Shekhar Azad , original name being Chandra Shekhar Tiwari was born on 23 July 1906 in Bhabra Village, Alirajpur, Uttar Pradesh. He became involved in the Indian National Movement at a young age of 15 when he participated in the Non-Cooperation Movement in 1922. He was arrested and on being presented before magistrate for the trial, he gave his name as “Azad”(The Free), father’s name as “Swatantrata”(Independence) and his address as “Jail”(Prison).

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He was disappointed after the suspension of Non-Cooperation movement and joined Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), later renamed as Hindustan Socialist Republic Association (HSRA) and organized various secret meetings along with Bhagat Singh. He was known for his impeccable organizational skills. He was involved in Kakori Train Incident (1925) and attack on British Police Official. He was organizing a meeting in the Alfred Park, Allahabad when someone tipped off police. Police surrounded the park and started shooting. He shot himself with gun’s last bullet holding true to his pledge to always remain Azad (Free) and never be captured alive.

Chandra Shekhar Azad was a prominent Freedm Fighter and famous among the masses. Several schools, colleges, roads, and other public institutions across India are also named after him.

SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE

Subhas chandra Bose, popularly known as Netaji(Respected Leader) was one of the most prominent  and influential leader of the Freedom Movement of India. Born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack (modern day Orissa), he excelled in studies from childhood.  He became acquaintance with the ideology of Bengali mystic Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and his disciple Swami Vivakananda. He cleared the Civil Services examination (ICS) in 1920  but left England in 1921 to join the Nationwide freedom movement.

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He joined Indian National Congress and was later elected as President of All India Youth Congress. Netaji worked as CEO of Calcutta Municipal Corporation and was elected as Mayor of Calcutta in 1930. He started the newspaper “Swaraj” and was also the editor of the newspaper “Forward”. He became the president of INC in 1938 but later resigned from the post. He was critical of conservative economics and less confrontational approach of Mahatma Gandhi towards independence. He believed in Swaraj (Self Governance). He formed All India Forward Block in 1939. He was thrown in jail by the Britishers, but was released following a seven-day hunger strike. His house was kept under surveillance by the CID but he escaped and reached Germany. From Germany he reached Japan where he was warmly welcomed.

Netaji was declared head of the Indian Army that consisted of 40,000 soldiers from Singapore and other eastern regions. These soldiers were united by Rash Behari Bose. Netaji named them Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauz. Indian women also played an important role in the activities for the freedom of India. A women’s regiment of Azad Hind Fauj was formed, which was under the command of Captain Lakshmi Swaminathan. It was called the Rani Jhansi regiment.  INA liberated Andaman and Nicobar islands from British and renamed them as Swaraj and Shaheed islands. INA marched through Burma and occupied Coxtown on the Indian Border. But the defeat of Japanese in World War II after bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced the INA troops to surrender.

 There have been many speculations about Netaji’s death. He was said to have died when his plane crashed in Taiwan on 18 August 1945.

Apart from inspiring youth, these legends are also popular in terms of lifestyle, fashion etc. amongst younger generation and people holding strong patriotic beliefs. Items like Posters, T-shirts, Sweatshirts and other accessories are in huge demand amongst masses. We at Bluehaat have some of the graphic designs of our Heroes that you can choose from. Click on the Link below to Purchase the Products.

 

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