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SHAHEED DIWAS 2022: KNOW WHY WE COMMEMORATE MARTYRS' DAY ON MARCH 23 EVERY YEAR

by Juhi Tripathi

Date & Time: Mar 23, 2022 1:00 PM

Read Time: 2 minute

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Shaheed Diwas 2022: Every year on March 23, Martyrs' Day is commemorated
  • It is celebrated to honour the sacrifices made by Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar for India's independence
  • Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev were 23 years old when they were hung, & Rajguru was only 22

Every year on March 23, Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day is commemorated to honour the freedom fighters who gave their lives in the fight for India's independence from British control.
The British government hanged Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar on this day, which is remembered as a tragic chapter in history. As a result, Shaheed Diwas is commemorated to honour these heroic revolutionaries who gave their lives to ensure the country's independence.

History and Significance of the Martyr’s Day

Following the assassination of Lala Lajpat Rai, a significant leader of India's independence struggle, in November 1928, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, and others promised to exact vengeance. They planned to assassinate James A. Scott, the British Raj's Superintendent of Police. Scott was the one who ordered the cops to use pepper spray on the demonstrators and launched a personal attack on Rai, injuring him severely. Lala Lajpat Rai was spearheading a silent and nonviolent march against the Simon Commission, but the police retaliated with brutality. This horrifying tragedy was seen by Bhagat Singh.

They did, however, wrongly kill Assistant Superintendent of Police John Saunders. On April 8, 1929, they detonated bombs in the Central Assembly while shouting "Inqilab Zindabad." Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were accused of Saunders' murder and given the death penalty. The execution date was set for March 24, however Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were hung at Lahore jail on March 23, 1931.

Rang de Basanti : a tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru through a motorcycle journey

On March 20, 2022, Ashok Thapar and Tribhuvam Thapar, from the family of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar, along with Hemant Jindal, Umang Jindal, and Puneet Bhandari from Homeland Group, and Pankaj Sethi from Thumpers Group, flagged off 'Rang De Basanti,' an annual edition of Thumpers Group, from CP 67 Mohali to Khatkar Kalan,the ancestral hometown of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Rang De Basanti (RDB) ride

The Rang De Basanti (RDB) ride is a commemoration of the Legendary Trio Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru. The purpose of this gathering is to honour our brave martyrs and to reaffirm our commitment to ridding our youth of the drug menace. More than 200 bikers and Tricity residents came together to support a common cause.


However, the trip came to an end at Khatkar Kalan, where more than 500 bikers from various towns and regions gathered for the cause.
Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev were 23 years old when they were hung, but Rajguru was only 22. These youthful revolutionaries' sacrifices continue to inspire today's youth, We salute such brave martyrs.

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