Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Mangal Pandey is widely seen in India as one of its first freedom fighters. It is said that Mangal Pandey was a devout Hindu and that he practiced his religion diligently, although there are no sources to confirm this.
Gandhiji's life was dedicated to the ideals of Truth, Non- violence and Love. He was the architect of India's freedom and one of the greatest men of this century.
BAL GANGADHAR TILAK:
"Swaraj is our birthright" thundered Tilak, the Lion of India. He founded schools and published newspapers all for his motherland. He wore him- self out till his last breath, to awaken his countrymen.
He is the symbol of the heroism of the youth of India. A revolutionary. He threw a bomb when the Legislature was in session, to warn the British Government. He was put to death but lives in the hearts of his countrymen.
India's Man of Steel. He gave up his practice in order to fight for the freedom of the country. He was sent to prison. As the Deputy Prime Minister of free India, he became the architect of the integrity of India by merging of hundreds of princely states with the Indian Union.
A Brave revolutionary who up his life smilingly for the sake of the Motherland. He was hunted by the police and betrayed by fellow workers. He was the brave leader of Kakori Rail Dacoity Episode.
It was this hero who threw the first bomb on the British who were crushing India. The boy of sixteen defied the police. At the age of nineteen, he became a martyr, with the holy book the Bhagavad-Gita ( The Divine Song) in his hand and with the slogan ' Vande Mataram' on his lips.
A hero of the fight for freedom in 1857. His very name made the mighty English generals tremble. Deceived by his friend, he faced death like a hero, for the sake of his country.
The Pathan patriot who kissed the hangman's noose with the name of Allah on his lips. A youth endowed with a body of iron and will of steel, he dedicated everything to the service of India and of freedom and challenged the cunning and the strength of an empire.
The fiery patriot who first unfurled India's flag at an international assembly. She turned away from a life of luxury and lived an exile - to serve her country. And the mighty British Government grew afraid of her.