Bhagat Singh-His role in Independence movement
The Great Bhagat Singh is truely the Indian whose contribution to freedom fight can be rated on top.
The young college student influenced by Communist ideas, threw the wave which changed the minds of Indians. Bhagat Singh hanged on 23 March, at a very tender age. He donated his life to nation along with 2 other great freedom fighters.
He is without any doubt not given the place he deserves. Today India has more than 60% young population. Indian youths are spoling life, they are not attached to ideology of Mahatma Gandhi. Bhagat Singh if promoted well can influence the life of youths.
After Swami Vivekananda, he is the only who can inspire youths. But the great Indian government thinks Gandhi is the only person who can be a role model and no one else.
Death of Bhagat singh was waste?
In some manners, its true. Gandhi never supported Bhagat Singh, Gandhi could have saved him. The paths might be different but goal was same. Gandhi never supported anyone other than his own ideology.
Edited to correct typo error after reply by vedant deshika. Thanks
Bhagat Singh was not only the boy influenced by violant methods to fight but was a intellectual of high class.
His quote says it all "They cant kill the ideas by killing a person"
Bhagat Singh does not have any mention today among government and buerocrates. In fact he was not even recognised as Shahid by Congress government.
Some of the updated on social media by youths about Gandhi and Singh are:
Had government of India promoted Bhagat Singh among youths, the situations would have been different.
Take example of Rahul Gandhi, he speaks about his father most of the time. What are the views of Mr. Rahul Gandhi on Bhagat Singh are never publicly discussed.
Rajeev Gandhi was one of the worst prime minister, he was never attached to rural class. Rahul Gandhi praise him but not the Shahid Bhagat Singh.
Why the political parties select leader of their choice and not based on the work they did?
- Bhagat Singh
The truely independent person, Bhagat Singh deserves a better place today in this young country.
I would suggest to print him along with Gandhi on the Indian currency. Gandhi was great, no doubt on it but Bhagat Singh was not less.
Just because Gandhi ran a non-violance movement, he can not be considered superior to other freedom fighters.
Methodology used by Gandhi was his philosophy of life, which he practically tested.
How can we differentiate the contribution of freedom fighter based on their ideologies?
Bhagat Singh had different ideology from Gandhi, that does not mean his contribution should be downgraded.
What we discussing here is the current situation of recognisation given to him. Title says role of Bhagat Singh in freedom movement.
The role can not be measured in quantitative numbers, but should be based on the influance on the minds of people.
He inspired many, unlike Gandhi he choosed a different path. In a way his method was right, even Nelson Mandela chosed his method.
Mr Prakash Mehta. Get your facts rights before posting. Bhagat singh was hanged on Mar 23 ,1931. He was born on September 28, 1907.
For your kind information, bhagat singh was never influenced by any communist ideas. He was a born nationalist because of his family background. Dont paint him as Communist.
He was influenced by communist ideology.
This is from Wikipedia:
"Singh was attracted to anarchism and communism. He was an avid reader of the teachings of Mikhail Bakunin and also read Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. Singh did not believe in the Gandhian ideology—which advocated Satyagraha and other forms of non-violent resistance, and felt that such politics would replace one set of exploiters with another.
From May to September 1928, Singh published a series of articles on anarchism in Kirti. He was concerned that the public misunderstood the concept of anarchism, writing that "The people are scared of the word anarchism. The word anarchism has been abused so much that even in India revolutionaries have been called anarchist to make them unpopular." In his opinion, anarchism refers to absence of ruler and abolition of state, not absence of order, and "I think in India the idea of universal brotherhood, the Sanskrit sentence vasudhaiva kutumbakam etc., has the same meaning." He believed that
The ultimate goal of Anarchism is complete independence, according to which no one will be obsessed with God or religion, nor will anybody be crazy for money or other worldly desires. There will be no chains on the body or control by the state. This means that they want to eliminate: the Church, God and Religion; the state; Private property.
Historian K. N. Panikkar described Singh as one of the early Marxists in India, although others have said that he was less interested in class- or communal-based issues than youth-based ones and the political theorist Jason Adams notes that he was less enamoured with Marx than with Lenin. From 1926 onwards, he studied the history of the revolutionary movement in India and abroad. In his prison notebooks, he quoted Lenin in reference to imperialism and capitalism and also the revolutionary thoughts of Trotsky. When asked what his last wish was, Singh replied that he was studying the life of Lenin and he wanted to finish it before his death. In spite of his belief in Marxist ideals however, Singh never joined the Communist Party of India."
Bhagat Singh was never influenced by Communist ideas. He was never against capitalism. His only goal was to get freedom for India. He believed in nationalism, was an atheist. Ofcourse, he was reading many books on marxist philosphies that does not make him a communist. CPI party is using bhagath singh's name for publicity of their party , thats it. He never joined the Communist party which was started 14 years before he died.