This Independence Day, let’s show some respect for some of the most inspirational people of our country, our very own freedom fighters. Here’s your bit of today’s daily inspiration to help you believe that anything is possible.
Let’s honor the famous and not-so-famous fighters of our country.
Short Stories on Freedom
These daily inspirational readings about the lives of these freedom fighters who fought tirelessly for our country will leave you with chills.
Bhagat Singh is considered as one the most influential and youngest revolutionaries of the freedom struggle. He was attracted to anarchist and Marxist ideologies. Bhagat Singh was successful at throwing two bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly while shouting slogans of Inquilab Zindabad. He was then held on these charges, Bhagat and his friends undertook a 116-day fast in jail. He demanded equal rights for both British and Indian political prisoners. The brave fighter convicted and subsequently hanged at the age of 23. Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom transformed him into a role model.
Mahatma Gandhi is referred to as the “Father of the Nation." He was a political and spiritual leader of India and is considered the chief architect of the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer and perfecter of Satyagraha – the peaceful path of resisting tyranny through mass civil disobedience laid the foundation for Ahimsa – total non-violence. Gandhi is commonly addressed as Bapu.
Mangal Pandey is known for for his role in the initial stages of the Indian Uprising of 1857. Pandey was a Sepoy in the 6th Company of the 34th Native Infantry. The daring attack by Mangal Pandey on a superior officer provoked the spark of India’s First War of Independence. Mangal Pandey became the first freedom fighter and martyr of 1857.
Rani Laxmibai was one of the leading warriors of India’s first struggle of independence in 1857. Rani Laxmibai’s courage in the battle against the British, and her progressive views on women’s empowerment made her a hero in the independence movement. She knew the ways of war like horse riding and sword fighting, and fought tirelessly to help India achieve Independence.