We celebrate too many days; like Independence day, Republic day, Father’s day, Mother’s day, Teacher’s day, Children’s day, Valentine’s day, even Friendship week. But we Indians hardly remember what happened on 23 March. What is so special about this day? We hardly remember it unless someone message us about it or we find someone sharing about it on social sites.

On 23rd March 1931 three great revolutionaries gave away their lives for inspiring more youths to fight against the British Raj for our freedom. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdeo and Rajguru were hanged on this day 71 years ago. Such was their bravery, which increased their popularity with the masses; that the British Raj executed their death sentences a day earlier when their death sentence originally scheduled to be on 24th March 1931 but instead carried out a day earlier. And fearing the agitation of the masses they broke the rare wall of the Lahore jail to cremate the three martyr’s in the darkness and then threw their ashes in the Sutlej river about 10 kms from Ferozepore.

And today we hardly remember them.

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