There was a time in India when oppression wasn’t thought to be something that just exists. It used to bother people and they left no stone unturned to confront and eradicate it even if they weren’t themselves the subjects. One such young man was Bhagat Singh, a revolutionary for us and termed a terrorist by the British Government.
Bhagath Singh Contribution Freedom Struggle:
If the deaf is to hear, said Bhagat Singh, the sound has to be very loud. The power is often deaf to the shrieks and shouts of the oppressed and it is the same today. Yet, when it comes to bhagath Singh contribution freedom struggle, there is little doubt about the fact that he was one of the most important freedom fighters in the struggle. Be it the Kakori robbery or bombing the parliament to “make the deaf hear”, his ideas were to wake the British Empire from its slumber of indifference.
End Of Oppression Of A Man By Another
When it comes to ideology, Bhagat Singh was as clear and eloquent as any revolutionary around the world. His dream was not just to chase the British Empire out of the country but to chase oppression. The current state of the nation might make you believe that he did not succeed but what he succeeded in surely was to mobilize the youth against the empire.
Among his major contributions in the Indian Freedom, Struggle was that he inspired millions of youngsters across the nation. After, there was a twenty-one-year-old who went to such extents as no young man would generally dare to go for the country and the society he witnessed slowly rotting. Even today, after so many decades, it is him that people envoke when they talk about youngsters of the country not standing up for what is wrong.
At the time of the struggle, though, there was already a lot of awareness among the young men. Yet, what Bhagat Singh believed in was a lot more than just freedom from the Empire, his goals didn’t end at the ousting of the cruel Empire, he wished for a society based on Marxist ideas. He was inspired by the ideas of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin and dreamt of a classless society that would be fair to each and every member irrespective of the differences.
Mobilizing The Youth Through His Political Work
Bhagat Singh’s revolutionary work didn’t just end with bombing the parliament or shooting British officials. He understood the importance of the role of education and reading in awakening the youth. He wrote many letters appealing to students to take up revolutionary work in whatever way they can. Although he believed in the efficacy of violence as a revolutionary measure he knew that violence alone can never give shape to a better society. Violence was, in his eyes, just a part of the revolutionary life. He emphasized how awareness at the grassroots is the only way you can bring about long-lasting change in a society comprising of all kinds of people.
During the freedom struggle, he did a lot of awareness work with the Punjab Naujawan Bharat Sabha which held discussions on a variety of topics plaguing the nation at the time. It is through these debates and discussions that the youth began getting aware of more than just the problem of the British Raj. Youngsters began to understand what Bhagat Singh meant by oppression. They understood the nature of oppression and how an imperial power isn’t the only cause of oppression.
Legacy Of Bhagat Singh
Giving his life for his country at the age of twenty-three, Bhagat Singh thought that his death will bring about the changes he couldn’t himself. He was right to an extent and he is still remembered as a youth icon and revolutionary who inspires youngsters of today to speak up against injustice.
Having said that, the society based on oppression he so loathed is still continuing unabashed and the state of affairs isn’t one that he would have dreamt of 88 years after his death. So, the question to ask is whether or not we have preserved his legacy. It was not movies and books he wanted on his name but the vehement denial of injustice. Today, Bhagat Singh has been turned into an almost mythic figure who is portrayed as a nationalist.
A patriotic freedom fighter is what politicians of today call him. They intentionally overlook his views on the oppression of a man by another and we decide to ignore it. If the deaf is to hear, the sound surely has to be very loud and we surely aren’t shouting loud enough.