Remembering Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh - The Great Martyr
A Special Write-up On The Martyrdom Day
Article by Harpreet Sandhu – Author and Practicing Lawyer, Punjab & Haryana High Court on the Martyrdom Day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh – A message for the youth of Punjab to remember the supreme sacrifice of this great martyr from the land of Punjab.
Today on the 89th Martyrdom Day of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh (23rd March) who along with his accomplice freedom fighters raised the banner of revolt against British Imperialism to wrest freedom for India by sacrificing his life and proved to be one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement having major contribution towards freedom struggle for our nation. His martyrdom prompted youth in India to begin fighting for Indian independence but it is matter of concern that majority of youth in Punjab is today is not even aware about the well maintained museum by the State Government, at the ancestral village of Shaheed-e-Azam, Khatkar Kalan in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr).
Anyone who visits the museum is filled with patriotic emotions witnessing the memorable belongings of the revolutionary martyrs of the Punjab, particularly the pen which was used by the executioner for signing the death sentence of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev is displayed. Two original pages of Jail diary in which Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh took notes of the books he studied in the Jail is also exhibited in the museum. Moreover copy of Judgment of the 1st Lahore Conspiracy case in which Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha was sentenced to death with Shaheed Bhagat Singh's scribed notes in his own handwriting on this copy is also a notable exhibition at the museum. Youth must particularly read the message which has been very promptly embossed on the statue of the great martyr to his Country’s fellowmen and propagate his passion for the country on social media platform. They must also visit the ancestral house of the Martyr which is few kilometers from the museum, where the personal belongings of Shaheed Bhagat Singh are preserved. Schools and other educational institutions must organize trips for students to this historical museum so that zeal of patriotism for the country is imbibed within their minds. Hence by visiting this museum, we should exhibit silent reminders of supreme sacrifices of this martyr for our mother land and value the same for future times to come.