India is a great country. But the situation we are in today and known as a developing country in the world, the main reason behind it is the rule of British rule over the country for more than 200 years, who came to India as a trader and But taking advantage of the weaknesses of the Indian rulers started ruling here.
But when this atrocity reached its peak, then Indians started opposing the British. The work of uniting Indians against the British was done by some great revolutionaries, whom we remember even today and for the unforgettable work done by them.
Today, I want to tell you about some of the great freedom fighters
1. Mangal Pandey
Mangal Pandey’s name is written in golden letters in the history of India. Mangal Pandey was a great Indian freedom fighter. He was the first freedom revolutionary who opposed British law.
The spark of protest put up by them took a terrible form on sight and shook the crown of the British government.
Although India’s first war of independence was not completely successful, the feeling of rebellion against the British had flared up among the people of India.
Due to the important role of Mangal Pandey Ji in India’s freedom struggle, a postage stamp was issued in his honor by the Government of India in 1984.
2. Chandrashekhar Azad
Chandrashekhar Azad was the great hero of the Indian freedom struggle and popular freedom fight. In 1931 at Alfred Park, Allahabad, he called for a socialist revolution on the lines of the Bolshevik Revolution of Russia.
He had resolved that he would never be caught and that the British government would never be able to hang him. To fulfill this resolve, he sacrificed his life for the motherland by shooting himself in this park on February 27, 1931.
3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak’s name is taken with great respect among the freedom fighters of India. Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the freedom struggle before Mahatma Gandhi.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak played an important role in getting India independence from the British Raj. Bal Gangadhar Tilak gave the slogan of Purna Swaraj.
4. Mahatma Gandhi
The personality of Mahatma Gandhi, full of purposeful ideology, was superior in terms of idealism. Mahatma Gandhi, honored with the title of Yug Purush of this era, is known as a social reformer.
But according to Mahatma Gandhi, the contribution of education in the society is necessary for social upliftment. In a letter by Rabindranath Tagore, he was addressed as “Mahatma” Gandhi.
Since then the world started calling him Mahatma Gandhi instead of Mr. Gandhi. Major movements fought by Bapu for the independence of the country which are “Namak Aandolan“, “Bharat Chhodo Aandolan“, “Asahyog Aandolan” etc.
5. Rani Laxmibai
Not only brave men have taken birth on the land of India, but the brave women who presented the indelible identity of the era have also taken birth.
Because she has not only influenced his country and environment with her immense power, but has also shown the whole world the noble path of valor. In such heroines, the name of Maharani Lakshmi Bai is leading.
In 1857, the foundation of the first freedom struggle to get rid of British slavery was laid by Maharani Laxmibai. This spark of freedom struggle ignited in the whole country.
6. Lala Lajpat Rai
Lala Lajpat Rai was one of the great freedom fighters of India. He was such a martyr who laid down his life for the freedom of India. Lala Lajpat Rai set those ideals in patriotism for which the whole country will always be indebted to him.
When the Simon Commission came to India during India’s independence movement, it was openly opposed by the Congress. Lala Lajpat Rai was the President of Congress at that time. He was addressing a huge rally in Lahore against the Simon Commission, when the British lathi-charged him.
Three weeks after that fatal injury, that heroic son of Mother India became engrossed in sleep. Entire India knows him as ‘Punjab Kesari’.
7. Bhagat Singh
Born in Punjab, Bhagat Singh is one of the youngest revolutionaries to be martyred for the country. There were two factions running for the independence of India, the Moderate Dal and the Extremist Dal.
Bhagat Singh chose the Garam Dal and founded the ‘Naujawan Bharat Sabha‘ in 1926. After this Bhagat Singh started the revolutionary movement and started raising the slogan of ‘Inquilab Zindabad‘.
After the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, the whole country united against the British government.
8. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sardar Patel was a freedom fighter and the first Home Minister of independent India. He was instrumental in the freedom struggle, due to which he is also called the Iron Man of India.
Sardar Patel got the name Sardar after the Bardoli Satyagraha, when he was called Sardar of Bardoli for the first time to organize a powerful Satyagraha in Bardoli town. Later Sardar was associated with his name.
9. Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose who searched for opportunities all over the world and tried to get independent India. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who laid the foundation of the Azad Hind Fauj, had a revolutionary idea to achieve India’s independence.
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is one of the revolutionaries of India who benefited the country by his contributions.
When someone was slowly increasing slavery in the country, then Netaji was lighting the spark of freedom in the common man. When someone was increasing the evils in the country, then Netaji was teaching people to fight.
His policy of fighting the British is commendable even today. When the common people were not fully aware of their own country, at that time Netaji was stuck in preparing a strategy for India by taking help from abroad.
10. Jawaharlal Nehru
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, who played an important role in the politics of India before and after independence, was born on November 14, 1889.
According to the people, he had a special interest in studies. Because of his love for children, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day. Jawaharlal Nehru participated shoulder to shoulder with Mahatma Gandhi in the Salt Satyagraha, Quit India Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement and many such important movements.
He played an important role in negotiations with the British government during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.