Out of the many revolutionaries who laid down their lives for India, one braveheart was Chandra Shekhar Azad. It is because of people like Azad that we breathe the air of independence today.
Azad, who passed away at a very young age of 24, took part in the Non-Cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi as he felt deeply wrong after General Dyer’s Jallianwala Bagh tragedy.
Today on his death anniversary, we remember him by thinking about what he said – words that are powerful to ignite the spirit of patriotism in every Indian.
1. “If yet your blood does not rage, it is water that flows in your vein.”
It feels like Azad is telling this to us right now, in 2018, when we are ignorant and can’t see a second independence movement that is waiting to take off for independence from corruption and the atrocities that are committed on innocent and often helpless Indians. Think about the situation of India today and then read his words again.
2. “Don’t see others doing better than you, beat your own records every day because success is a fight between you and yourself.”
If we sit and think about what is preventing India from becoming a superpower, one of the major obstacles that will come to mind is how we are hellbent on pulling each other down like crabs. How we would, without thinking twice, go to any extent to put someone else down for the sake of our success. Imagine, that if we did like Azad urges us to do, where would we go?
3. “I believe in a religion that propagates freedom, equality and brotherhood.”
What could be wiser than these words? It is something we all need to understand. India constantly burns with communal violence, where one is ready to kill another only because they belong to a different religion. Religion was made to make mankind happier, to make it feel safer and to guide it towards growth. What is the point of a religion if it doesn’t do that?
Chandra Shekhar Azad died due to a gunshot in Allahabad on 27th February 1931. 87 years later, his words still echo in our hearts.
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