- Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the Chandigarh international airport would be named after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
About Bhagat Singh
- He is regarded as one of the most powerful revolutionaries of the Indian Nationalist Movement.
- Born on September 28, 1907 .
- He attended Dayanand Anglo Vedic High School, which was operated by Arya Samaj and then National College.
Roles during Freedom struggle
- He became involved in a variety of revolutionary organisations and was a key figure in the Indian National movement.
- He became a member of the Hindustan Republican Association.
- He founded the Naujawan Bharat Sabha in Lahore in 1926,
- ‘Why I am an Atheist’ is an essay written by Bhagat Singh in 1930 while he was imprisoned in the Lahore Central Jail.
- Along with his fellow nationalist B.K. Dutt, he threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April 1929. The aim was not to kill but, “to make the deaf hear”, to remind the foreign government of its callous exploitation.
- He was arrested and charged in the Saunders murder case, along with Rajguru, Sukhdev and others.
- Bhagat Singh was tried and executed at the age of 23.