Slide1: Start Slide2: Bhagat Singh was a revolutionary and a martyr, born on 27 September 1907 at village Banga, Lyallpur district (now in Pakistan) the second son of Kishan Singh and Vidya Vati. Bhagat Singh was imbued from childhood with the family's spirit of patriotism.
Next Slide3: Young Bhagat Singh was brought up in a politically charged state of Punjab which was left with a seething memory of the Jalianwala Bagh massacre of more than 400 innocent lives and thousands injured (1919). As a lad of fourteen he went to this spot to collect soil from the park of Jalianwala (bagh) in his lunch box, sanctified by the blood of the innocent and kept it as a memento for life.
Next Slide4: This was later on followed by the protest against the Simon Commission in 1928, because this commission was devoid of any Indian representative. Lala Lajpat Rai and Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya voiced their displeasure in a protest match. Though it was peaceful with strength of thousands, the police forces started a lathi charge in which Lalaji was severely injured. Later he succumbed to his injuries. This incident ignited the patriotic fervours in Bhagat Singh and he vowed to take revenge of the gruesome incident. He was assisted by Azad, Rajguru and Sukhdev in this task. Their plan failed and they killed Mr. Sanders instead of Mr. Scott. They had to go in to hiding after this incident for a while.
Next Slide5: Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt, another revolutionary, planned to explode a bomb in the assembly where the ordinance was going to be passed. On April 8, 1929, Singh and Dutt threw bombs onto the corridors and shouted "Inquilab Zindabad!" ("Long Live the Revolution!"). This was followed by a shower of leaflets stating that it takes a loud voice to make the deaf hear. The bomb neither killed nor injured anyone; Singh and Dutt claimed that this was deliberate on their part, a claim substantiated both by British forensics investigators who found that the bomb was not powerful enough to cause injury, and by the fact that the bomb was thrown away from people. Singh and Dutt gave themselves up for arrest after the bomb. Next Slide6: He and Dutt were sentenced to 'Transportation for Life' for the bombing on June 12, 1929. Shortly after his arrest and trial for the Assembly bombing, the British came to know of his involvement in the murder of Mr. Saunders. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were charged with the murder. Bhagat Singh decided to use the court as a tool to publicize his cause for the independence of India. He admitted to the murder and made many anti-British statements during the trial.
Next Slide7: Bhagat Singh was hanged with his fellow comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev. Next Slide8: A Tribute To Shaheed Bhagat Singh Slide10: This presentation has been made by Simardeep Singh Please mail me your comments about this presentation by moving the mouse over the Indian Flag above. Replay END