Shaheed Diwas 23rd march
Every year, on March 23, Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed in memory of three freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives for the country, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev. Every Indian is proud that these three great men belong to our land. 23rd March 2022, marks the 91st martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, the three revolutionary heroes in India’s freedom struggle who were hanged by the British Raj for their alleged involvement in the killing of John Saunders. The trio confused Saunders with JA Scott, a police officer who was believed to have thrashed Lala Lajpat Rai during a lathi charge in October 1928. Considered as one of India’s most influential revolutionaries, he is often referred to as Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the word “Shaheed” meaning “martyr” in a number of Indian languages. India observes Shaheed Diwas on the day of its execution as a show of respect for its hero.
Shaheed Diwas 23 march
“SARFAROSHI KI TAMANNA AB HAMARE DIL MEIN HAI, DEKHNA HAI ZOR KITNA BAAZU-E-QAATIL MEIN HAI, KARTA NAHIN KYUN DOOSRA KUCH BAAT-CHEET, DEKHTA HUN MAIN JISE WOH CHUP TERI MEHFIL MEIN HAI, AYE SHAHEED-E-MULK-O-MILLAT MAIN TERE OOPAR NISAAR, AB TERI HIMMAT KA CHARCHA GHAIR KI MEHFIL MEIN HAI, SARFAROSHI KI TAMANNA AB HAMAARE DIL MEIN HAI”
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.