In 2019, imagining a world where three young, well-read members of a socialist revolutionary group are quite a hard call. These three young men’s sacrificed their lives for the motherland India; who arrest themselves willfully; go on a heart-bleeding hunger strike; and kissed the last breath of their life for the freedom in their early twenties. Yes, you guessed it right, I am talking about Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev. They all are hanged till death on March 23, 1931, and celebrated as “Shaheed Diwas” all over in India.
Their sacrifice and dedication to do something for the country had motivated a huge number of people to get involved in it and guide the country towards freedom. Their death, make them immortal and guided a revolutionary movement among young brigade of the country. And motivated the whole country to fight for their rights and freedom.
At the age when most of the boys and girls used to be in a dilemma of what to choose and what not for their bright career.But for Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev the freedom for their motherland has never put them into the dilemma to choose the education and good future or the freedom for their peoples. Most interestingly, they all were very well politically aware and can educate anyone about the truth of the world as well as guide them on how to shape the society where everyone can live peacefully.
The learnings, philosophy, and revolutionary thinking still remain in the country among the society and continues to be a shining beacon for young India and indeed for the world.
Now, move to a similar story of 2019. A Few days ago, India lost one of the most respectable and down to earth political leader, “Manohar Parrikar” the late Chief Minister of Goa. He was so respectable personality that the public of Goa showed their love towards Parrikar by choosing him for 4 times as the Chief Minister of India.
His attire became a mark of symbol for people to identify him and his simplicity and down to earth behavior made him the most loved and respected Chief Minister of State as well as the most humble Minister irrespective of any political party. Putting his work under any political party would be injustice towards him, as he did everything for the country. He was the only Defence Minister of the country who took forward the concern of Defence to improve the Air, Land, and Sea power of India.
He was the only concerned Defence Minister who said about the requirement of single or twin-engine fighters and made a view in everyone’s eyes that by 2030-40 how the force will look with all these new tech fighter planes and ammunition.
After a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer, he lost his life on March 17, 2019, but he left his work legacy as an example for all the political leaders especially in the Defence Ministry and in the hearts of the Armed Forces. He is the man behind implementing the long-awaited ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) demand for the Armed Forces. He single-handedly prepared detailed briefs over the financial implication and fought off with all the opposition for the Armed Forces.
All these revolutionary contributions by our young and experienced leaders like Parrikar, as well as, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru become a revolutionary step and a guiding path for the whole country to fight for right and expect good. Nothing can be achieved easily, it requires sacrifice but someone needs to initiate instead of being in their comfort zones.