Sunday, March 17, 2013
Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev- What to do with their legacy?
My heart is filled with joy by just imagining that fighters of the kind of Bhagat Singh and his friends ever existed in India. Legendary Bhagat Singh and his friends were much ahead of their time and any such thing gets their due only when their time comes. Power brokers of preindependence India never understood the meaning of patriotism or love for the motherland something which was deeply rooted in beloved Bhagat Singh and his friends. Situation today is no better. Today's power sharks are probably more dangerous than ever before and to counter them we must seek inspiration and blessings of Bhagat Singh and his friends.
I'm scheduled to speak on the occasion of martyr day of Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev and I have been observing my own within from the time I received the invitation. What words can describe the lives of these giants. Such are the occasions when you feel that how impotent words can be that they do not provide you the vehicle to bring out your deeper being to do Justice with the task accorded.
The dream which the gentleman dreamt of for India while fighting for her freedom is as unfulfilled as it was then.
The question which we all need to answer together is that what sort of activities we need to undertake to advance the agenda for which they sacrificed their lives with no remorse whatsoever. It is said that the person who executed them was in tears seeing the joy, of being given an opportunity to sacrifice their lives for the motherland and the pain of leaving the gigantic task of freedom unfulfilled, in their eyes.
The politics and politicians of today have brought the nation to such a shame that I have no doubt that Bhagat Singh and his friends would have revolted in no less a manner than they did against the British.
With these thoughts I invite you to share with me your feelings on martyrdom of Bhagat Singh and his friends.