Path to Indian freedom was quite long, painful and tedious
Leaders and workers in thousands sacrificed their all in their lives
Many were not there to see the Nation becoming independent
We enjoy freedom at their cost not repaying our debt of gratitude !
One of the many revolutionary workers fighting for freedom
Was Shaheed Bhagat Singh -executed this day twenty third March
In Nineteen Thirty One. Born in nineteen hundred and seven
Sacrificed his life before twenty five years of age!
Socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence
Against the British in India and execution at age twenty three
Made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement
One was fatally shooting down a twenty one year Police Officer.
In December Nineteen Twenty Eight- John Saunders, in Lahore.
Singh was convicted and hanged in when he was just twenty three.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh became a popular folk hero after his death.
Jawaharlal Nehru wrote that Singh became popular because
He vindicated the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai and the nation.
Let us pay our respect to that great nationalist on this holy day.