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Shaheed Diwas: Modi, Amit Shah and Kejriwal pay tribute to freedom fighters

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the three freedom fighters

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File photo of display placards of Bhagat Singh

Prime Minister on Monday on the occasion of Martyrs' Day (Shaheed Diwas) paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru stating that the nation will always remember their sacrifices for the country.

"On Shaheed Diwas I bow down to the great sons of mother India, Veer Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The country will always be grateful for their sacrifice for the country. Jai Hind!" the Prime Minister wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

Annually, March 23 is observed as Shaheed Diwas to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar the Indian Revolutionaries who were hanged by the British Government in 1931. The trio were found guilty of the murder of deputy police superintendent J.P. Saunders in 1928, to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru on the occasion of Martyrs' Day (Shaheed Diwas) and said that their sacrifices will forever inspire the country.

"Shaheed Sukhdev, and Rajguru did not just fight for the country's independence while they were alive but through their sacrifice the passion of own-rule in the hearts of the countrymen. These three patriots are immortal symbols of the Independence Movement who will forever inspire us for service and unity to the nation," Shah's tweet, roughly translated in English from Hindi, read.

Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi too paid tribute to the three freedom fighters.

"Hundreds of salutations to Shaheed Bhagat Singhji, Rajguruji and Sukhdevji who sacrificed their lives for the nation's independence," Gandhi's tweet, translated from Hindi, read.

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the three freedom fighters.

Annually, March 23 is observed as Shaheed Diwas to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar the Indian Revolutionaries who were hanged by the British Government in 1931.

The trio in 1928 was found guilty of the murder of deputy police superintendent J.P. Saunders, whom they held responsible for the death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

The Prime Minister also paid tribute to the prominent social thinker and politician, Ram Manohar Lohia, on his 110th birth anniversary and appreciated his thoughts and services related to social empowerment.

"A big tribute to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia ji, a prominent socialist thinker and popular politician, on his birth anniversary. His thoughts related to social empowerment and service will always inspire the countrymen," Modi tweeted.

Born in a small town of Akbarpur in Uttar Pradesh, Lohia, during the last phase of British rule in India, worked with the Congress Radio which was broadcast secretly from various places in Bombay until 1942.

Lohia lost to Nehru in 1962 general election, but entered Lok Sabha in 1963 by winning a by-poll.

First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 12:25 IST
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