On this Day 23rd March, the day when India Lost the most loved young men of India Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev. On this day of the martyr’s death anniversary we are trying to look into their extraordinary lives and will learn from the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
“Bombs and pistols don’t make a revolution. The sword of revolution is sharpened on the whetting stone of ideas.” – Bhagat SinghBefore we actually look into their lives and understand what led them to sacrifice their lives for their country. Let us clear first thing that they were not martyred on Valentine’s Day. I feel ashamed and surprised how our youngsters believe in such stupid and nonsense social media posts. I feel bad that our youngsters don’t know about these great men.
Who was Bhagat Singh?88 years ago from this day, Bhagat Singh was just 23 years of age. The age when most of us are worried about getting a Job and some of us got married. This young man was sentenced to death.
“Let me announce, with all the strength at my command, that I am not a terrorist and I never was, expect perhaps in the beginning of my revolutionary career. And I am convinced that we cannot gain anything through those methods.” – Bhagat SinghClick here to Know More About Bhagat Singh
06 Life Lessons from the life led by Shaheed Bhagat Singh
1. Stand For Your Believes and ValuesBhagat Singh was a man of his words, he build his believes and values which led him throughout his life. As we all know Bhagat Singh did not agree with some of the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi. He choose his own path and faced all the obstacles to stand for his beliefs and values. In this world it’s quite easy to get influenced by other and follow them blindly without understanding the facts and logics. It takes courage to discover new paths for yourself and sacrifice everything which comes on the way to reach your destination. Find your Values and Believes and Stand for them.
“Merciless criticism and independent thinking are the two necessary traits of revolutionary thinking.” – Bhagat Singh
2. Find Your Life’s PurposeI personally believe that we all are born with a purpose but some of us find their purpose and some never find it, Some find it early and some find it later ages. But those who live without a purpose should start working on themselves to find their purpose. Bhagat Singh found his purpose in that age when we are just worrying about money, Job and Love. Bhagat Singh identified his purpose of life is to provide independence to India and he sacrificed everything which came in his way.
3. Commitment Towards Your GoalsWhen you find out your life’s purpose you need to commit yourself to achieve that. So the question is at what extent you can go to reach your goals? Can you stay hungry, can you handle sleep deprivation to reach your goals, your ambitions. We can learn from the life of Shaheed Bhagat singh how he identifies all those obstacles and distractions which fall on his way to reach his goals to see the Independent India. He never married and rejected the marriage proposal by saying that he has some other commitments much bigger than getting married.
“This is not the time to marry. My country is calling me. I have taken a vow to serve the country with my heart and soul.” –Bhagat Singh
4. Read Like Bhagat SinghAs per the popular believes at the time of execution Shaheed Bhagat Singh asked executioner to wait till he finished the Book he was reading (He was reading Lenin). There are some other believes also who claims that during his period of imprisonment from April 8, 1929, to March 23, 1931. Bhagat Singh read 300 books as claimed. So start reading today because Readers Become Leaders. Posts You Should Read: Motivational Books to Read in 2019 Self Help Books You Should Read
5. Give Back To SocietyShaheed Bhagat Singh sacrificed his life for us and for this nation and there is no other greater sacrifice than sacrifice of life for the nation. We all can give something back to our society, to our nation. I am not asking you to sacrifice your lives but we can start with small things like Volunteering in social activities happening around us. If you are a teacher help the poors, if you are a doctor help the injured by going beyond your comfort zone. The point is that we need to identify all those small act of kindness which can help in creating a better world.
6. Be A LeaderIf you are not a reader you can not be good leader. But there are other things also which a man needs to lead others. Bhagat Singh had all those traits which made him a great leader. Bhagat Singh was Courageous, Committed, Disciplined and Communication Skills. We also must develop these traits to be a great leader. We must do things which motivate us and inspire others as well.
“They may kill me, but they cannot kill my ideas. They can crush my body, but they will not be able to crush my spirit.” – Bhagat SinghImage: babushahi