Today, 23rd March 2017, is the 86th anniversary of the martyrdom of the great revolutionaries Shahid Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, who were hanged on 23rd March 1931, by the British imperialists. They sacrificed their priceless lives at the altar of freedom of the country. It is to be remembered that Bhagat Singh was only 23 years when his life was taken away by the brutal British Government.
It is about seven decades since we got political independence. But the secular socialist democratic nation envisaged by martyrs like Bhagat Singh is yet to be achieved. Instead, the present BJP government aggressively is implementing policies which destroy social harmony and create intolerance.
On this day, when we pay homage to the sacred memory of Bhagat Singh and other martyrs, let us pledge to continue our struggle for protecting the secular fabric of the nation!