March 23, 2011

Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff

Lovers, Lunatics and poets are made of same stuff.”:  Bhagat Singh


Today, March 23rd is the Martyrdom of Sardar Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. When I read the above quote by Bhagat Singh, I thought he himself was made of that same stuff that’s why he was able to make supreme sacrifice for his motherland at the age of 24. If he was rational thinking he must have marketed “sacrifices done by his family” and ensured dynastic rule in the guise of democracy.

I was wondering if they come back in today’s India what would they think of us? What would be their views on today’s politicians and bureaucrats? What would he think about today’s youth? What will Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru think about their ultimate sacrifice?

Would BHagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev feel ashamed that we had given supreme sacrifice so that A. Raja can flourish, Klmadi can make us the laughing stock in front of the world? Not a single flat was allotted to the martyrs in Adarsh Housing Socity? Would Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev feel that their martyrdom has gone in vein? Now instead of Britishers, we are humiliated, looted and raped by our own politicians? Had they dreamed about today’s India?

What was in Bhagat Singh’s mind when he willing went to gallows for us? We can see a glimpse here:

“The aim of life is no more to control the mind, but to develop it harmoniously; not to achieve salvation here after, but to make the best use of it here below; and not to realise truth, beauty and good only in contemplation, but also in the actual experience of daily life; social progress depends not upon the ennoblement of the few but on the enrichment of democracy; universal brotherhood can be achieved only when there is an equality of opportunity – of opportunity in the social, political and individual life.— from Bhagat Singh’s prison diary, p. 124″

After reading this, I know what our martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev will think. They will get up to fight again, this time the enemy is in our own house, no outsiders.

AUTHOR: Alka Divedi

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salute to Bhagat Singh ,Rajguru and Sukhdev !!!!
Long Live Bhagat Singh ,Rajguru and Sukhdev!!!!

I think they lives in our soul !!!

Good post Page-3/Facebook :)

Anonymous said...

They are roaring lions of the Indian freedom fight,proud of them.
-Tiya Khanna

Hitesh said...

Bhagat Singh's inspiring speech from the movie The Legend of Bhagat Singh, translated in English. The last line says it all. His fears have come true :-(
[You can see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjAgXhpLXRc]

Freedom isn't our aim! Only Freedom isn't our aim!

What is this freedom?
A transfer of power from the British to a handful of rich and powerful lndians?
Will that make any difference to the life of a common man?

Freedom is just the first step. The aim is to build a nation. A nation which guarantees equal rights to all in society.
A society that doesn't discriminate on grounds of religion. A nation that does not tolerate the exploitation of man by man.

It isn't easy to keep united a country that has so many religions, castes, cultures, languages. But unless we understand this task now, unless we struggle for it now... India will still get freedom.

But, it will degenerate into a corrupt, exploitative and communalised society!

Anonymous said...

jai hind

Anonymous said...

भाव- भीनी श्रद्धांजली.. भारत के शहीद अमर रहे...

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