March 23: Shaheed Diwas, Remembering Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, & Sukhdev

  • March 23th 2021 Marked the death anniversary of freedom fighters such as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev. 
  • The Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day is observed on 23rd march every year. People pay rich tributes to freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for India’s freedom from British rule. 
  • These three young freedom fighters (Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru) Were hanged for death on 23rd March 1931by the British government. 

  • Afterward, In The Lala Lajpat Rai’s death in November 1928, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, and other freedom fighters were vowed to take revenge. Rai was a tall leader of India’s freedom movement.
  • furthermore, India has commemorated March 23 as Shaheed Diwas. As they sacrificed their lives for the nation and inspired the young youth. 
  • Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev were just 23-year-old when they were hanged to death. Rajguru was 22 years old.
  • They wanted to kill James A Scott. Who was the Superintendent of Police in the British Raj.
  • It was Scott who had ordered the police to lathi charge the protesters and personally assaulted Rai, causing severe injuries. They wanted to kill Scott to send a message to the British Raj. 
  • However, John P Saunders, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, was killed in a case of mistaken identity. They were charged with the murder of Saunders. 
  • Therefore, They were sentenced to death and ordered to be hanged on March 24, 1931. However, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hanged a day before on March 23 in Lahore Jail. 

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  • Even though they are the source of inspiration for many in today’s world.  

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