Bhagat Singh

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    • 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.

    Source:HT