On the 28th of January Yogi pays humble tribute to great freedom fighter, ‘Punjab Kesari’ Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary.
Yogi said in a Tweet, “A humble tribute to ‘Punjab Kesari’ Lala Lajpat Rai, the great freedom fighter who sacrificed his everything for the nation, the ultimate worshiper of Swadeshi, on his birth anniversary”.
Lala Lajpat Rai, also known as “Punjab Kesari” (The Lion of Punjab), was a prominent Indian freedom fighter, political leader, and social reformer who played a key role in the Indian independence movement. He was born on January 28, 1865, in Dhudike, Punjab, British India (now in Punjab, India).
Lala Lajpat Rai was a leader of the Indian National Congress and was one of the three prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement alongside Mahatma Gandhi and Bipin Chandra Pal, who were collectively known as the “Lal-Bal-Pal” triumvirate. He was also a member of the Hindu nationalist organization, the Arya Samaj.
Lala Lajpat Rai was a strong advocate of the rights of Indians and was a vocal critic of British colonial policies. He played a major role in the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1920-22 and was arrested several times for his participation in anti-British protests. He was also a strong advocate for the rights of farmers, laborers, and other marginalized groups in India.
During his lifetime, Lala Lajpat Rai also made significant contributions to the field of education and was instrumental in the establishment of several educational institutions, including the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Lahore and the National College in Lahore.
Lala Lajpat Rai’s contributions to the Indian independence movement and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of all Indians have made him a revered figure in Indian history. He passed away on November 17, 1928, after being injured in a police lathi charge during a protest against the Simon Commission.
In honor of his contributions and legacy, January 28, the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day in India and is observed as a day of tribute to the sacrifices made by freedom fighters like Lala Lajpat Rai for the cause of Indian independence.