Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Many Freedom fighters fought to seal freedom for India. But Azad’s story has left a firm stamp in the minds of all.  Pinterest

By Alisha Upadhyay

Today marks the 114th birth anniversary of a name that is now synonymous to revolution, to rebellion, Chandra Shekar Azad. Many Freedom fighters fought to seal freedom for India. But Azad’s story has left a firm stamp in the minds of all.


Born in the family of Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and Jagrani Devi in Bhavra village, in present-day Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh, Azad’s family wished for him to become a Sanskrit scholar. But his destiny was to be written in history as an inspiration for all.

Follow us on Facebook to get regular updates from us!!

Chandra Shekhar Azad’s call for freedom was immortalized by his slogan -“Dushman ki goliyon ka hum samna karenge, Azad hi rahein hain, azad hi rahenge” which means, “We will face the bullets of enemies. We were free and we will remain free.”


A quote by Azad. Printrest

When Mahatma Gandhi launched the non-cooperation movement in December 1921, Azad took part in the movement and he was arrested by the British. Being produced before a judge, he gave his name as “Azad”, and his father’s name as “Swatantrata”.

He became even more devoted to freedom and thus more aggressive after the suspension of the non-cooperation movement. He later joined a revolutionary organization the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), formed by Ramprasad Bismil.

He is most famous for the Kakori Rail Dacoity in 1925 and the assassination of assistant superintendent of police John Poyantz Saunders in 1928.

He adopted the last name Azad, which means “free” in Urdu. Tales are told that while he adopted the name, he also made a vow that the police would never capture him alive.

Also Read: The Use of Language in Politics

On February 23, 1931, He was surrounded by the police making it difficult for him to escape. With one bullet in his pistol and outnumbered, he shot himself keeping his pledge of never being captured alive by the British.

You can follow the author of the article on Twitter @Thatcurioussoul


Popular

wikimedia commons

Recently, Tom and Jerry was made into a live action film

Every child who grew up in the 90s and the early 00s has certainly grown up around Tom and Jerry, the adorable, infamous cat-chases-mouse cartoon. The idea of naughtiness and playing mischief had the standards that this particular series set for children and defined how much wreckage was funny enough.

The show's creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera initially named their characters Jasper and Jinx. They did not plan for the fame that Tom and Jerry brought them when they released a movie by the name of "Puss Gets the Boot". This movie featured a certain cat and mouse who were a notorious pair, named Jasper and Jinx. When the movie became a hit, the names of the characters were changed and the show shot to fame.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Unsplash

Indians Rarely Make Time For Arts And Culture, Says Survey

One of India's leading private museums, the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP) Bengaluru, has released new primary research conducted by the ReReeti Foundation, on audience behaviour in India's cultural sector. While more than half of the respondents thought the arts and culture are essential, they rarely manage to make time for it. The majority (60.6 per cent), mostly young people under 30, felt Indian museums could present more engaging content, and most perceived culture as anthropological/ sociological. Of the diverse categories included, music emerged as the most popular cultural activity.

The report is based on a survey of 500 people, which included school and college students, professionals across sectors, homemakers and senior citizens. The first initiative of its kind in the cultural space, the report shares valuable insights into the behaviour and expectations of Indian audiences engaging with a broad range of cultural activities. As part of MAP's mission to foster meaningful connections between communities and the cultural sector globally, which includes its innovative digital programme Museums Without Borders, the report shares a wealth of insights that can help museums across the country understand their audiences better. As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities.As much as 60.6 per cent said Indian museums are not experimental enough, and can do more to create engaging content that is also relevant to surrounding communities.

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by alexey turenkov on Unsplash

What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?

What is the best way to save Goa from deforestation?

Drinking feni, may well be the answer, says the secretary of the Goa Cashew Feni Distillers and Bottlers Association Hansel Vaz, who on Thursday said, that sipping the state's unique alcoholic drink and making it popular would directly aid the greening of Goa's hills and other barren landscapes.

"To get more cashews, we need to plant more trees. I always say, by drinking feni you will save Goa, because we will be planting more cashew trees and we will have greener hills. The beauty of cashew is you do not need fertile land. You can grow it on a hill which can provide no nutrition. We will be able to grow more trees, if we can sell feni properly," Vaz said. Vaz's comments come at a time when the hillsides of the coastal state have witnessed significant deforestation for real estate development and for infrastructure projects. Feni is manufactured by fermenting and double distilling juice from the cashew apple.

2 glasses of a white drink Best way to keep Goa green is to grab yourself a glass of feni. | IANS

Keep reading... Show less