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Bhagat Singh’s ideals apt for modern India

Friday - October 5, 2018 9:31 am , Category : OPINION & INTERVIEW

WTN- Bhagat Singh’s birthday celebrations silently passed off amidst low profile programmes by groups of ardent fans of the young martyr.

One of the foremost heroes of India’s struggle for freedom, Bhagat Singh is almost a forgotten hero under the shadow of Gandhi and Nehru’s political heft. Except on occasions rife with political connotations, these underrated heroes like Singh are not resurrected for good part of the year. They only come in handy to make political statements and are used by different parties from time to time to evoke and sway passions.

Bhagat Singh died young which is why he did not have the time to bloom fully and wield his charisma on the political firmament of India. But in the few years he lived to see the world, his spirit, bravery and wisdom made him a legend. He stood high above his peers by virtue of his thoughts and ideas that were novel and path breaking, defining new trends in the war against subjugation.

Bhagat Singh’s approach to independence stood in stark contrast with the Congress way of appeasement and piecemeal negotiations. Bhagat Singh was blunt and brutal, which made him a far worrisome rebel for the British than the ilk of Gandhi.

The Congress under Gandhi excelled in diplomacy and strategy, which made its leaders almost immune to stringent actions by the English, while these stray revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, who did not align actively with any party politics, fell easy prey to British cruelty.

The British happily used (read abused) people like Bhagat Singh to show their strength and send down a strong message to other prospective revolutionaries aspiring to be Bhagat Singhs that messing with the British would cost them dear. But that did not deter Bhagat Singh because he was driven by his indomitable spirit and insatiable thirst for freedom of India. What makes Bhagat Singh so great and different from his compatriots is his foresight and vision which made him see ahead of his times.

What he propagated and ideated was beyond the historical setup in which he lived and seems more relevant to our present times, as if he could portend what the future held for us. He could see and predict the pitfalls we were prone to fall into. Steeped in socialist groundings, Singh was one of the first freedom fighters who talked of inclusiveness and participatory governance. He talked of equality of income and rights of peasants and the poor.

He not only targeted the British but also knew of our own shortcomings and tried to liberate India from those traditional and mental drawbacks that scuttled her prospects. He was above the calculations of religion, caste and community and dreamt of an India where all equally participated in her uplift. He advocated education and women’s emancipation, things that were largely unheard in those times.

These are the traits which set Bhagat Singh apart and make him so unique in his sophistication, maturity and uprightness as a revolutionary. He was one of his kind that India never could see again.

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