Shaheed-e-Azam society aims to bring the spirit of patriotism in youth, find Akrati Bhatia and Aasim Zaidi
s rightly said by freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, "Revolution does not necessarily involve sanguinary strife nor is there any place in it for individual vendetta. It is not the cult of the bomb and the pistol. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting-stone of thought."
Such was the force of Bhagat Singh&’s persona that he remains to this day an unrivaled revolutionary of modern India. Then how can we afford to forget our martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice to free India from British Raj? It is towards this end that Shaheed-e-Azam Society is working, to bring their stories to the young generation. The society celebrates Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birthday every year on 28 September. This year, the event was organised at Mavlankar Auditorium to mark his 107th birthday.
While martyrs like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Chandrashekar Azad and Sukhdev are well-known, there are many more remain unknown. To name a few, they are: Mahavir Singh from Uttar Pradesh, Kunwar Singh from Bihar, Kanaklata and Kushal Kunwar from Assam, Veer Surender Sai from Odisha, Hemu Kalani from Sindh and Master Amirchand from Delhi. "How can we afford to forget the supreme sacrifice made by our countless, known-unknown martyrs to win us the freedom that we all enjoy today?" the Society president Pradeep Deswal said.
A photo-cum-biographical exhibition on more than 100 martyrs was also put up. Family members of the martyrs were also present to share their views about the sacrifice by their ancestors. They included Kiranjeet Singh, nephew of Bhagat Singh, Bharati Bagchi, daughter of revolutionery Batukeshwar Dutt, Ashfaulla, grandson of Shaheed Ashfaqulla Khan and Shantanu Rajguru, grandson of Shaheed Shivram Hari Rajguru.