Bharat Ratna award in 2020. It’s all set to celebrate the 113th birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on September 28, 2020. It will a kind of virtual ceremony at San Francisco with an update on Zoom. Arjun Atwal, to Consul General of India Dr. T.V.Nagendra Prasad, communicated to Prime Minister of India Shri. Narender Modi to recommend to honor the Reward of Bharat Ratna to President of India Shri. Govind Nath, for Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev, for their remarkable sacrifice for India. It will lead to unifying Indian Americans, especially the 2nd Generation, who are spearheading the Business as well as Political policies here in the United States.
Bhagat Singh had an association with Shivaram Rajguru, in December 1928, deadly shot John Saunders, a 21-year-old British police officer, in Lahore. They mistook Saunders who was still on an apprenticeship at that time for the British police superintendent James Scott whom they had desired to murder. Bhagat Singh believed that he was James Scott who was responsible for the death of popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai as he ordered a Lathi charge in which Rai got injured. Saunders was knockdown by a single shot from Rajguru who was considered as a marksman. After then shot several times by Singh as the postmortem report declared eight bullet wounds. Another associate of Singh Chandra Shekhar Azad shot dead an Indian police constable, Chanan Singh, who tried to run after Singh and Rajguru when they fled.
Bhagat Singh was an Indian Socialistic revolutionary whose two acts of enormous violence against the British in India and his execution at the age of 23 which emerged him out as a folk hero of the Indian Independence movement. His arrest resulted in his publicity, which had the effect of bringing to light Singh’s complicity in the case of John Saunders. Awaiting trial, Singh gained so much public sympathy when he joined fellow appellant Jatin Das in a hunger strike demanding better prison conditions for Indian prisoners, and ultimately ending in Das’s death due to starvation in September 1929. At last Bhagat Singh sentenced and hanged in March 1931 at the age of only 23. And after his death, he became a folk hero.
Nehru’s words for Singh
Jawahar Lal Nehru appreciated the courage of Bhagat Singh. He expressed about him that Bhagat Singh did not become famous in accordance with his move of terrorism but because he seemed to exculpate the honor of Lala Lajpat Rai and through him of the nation. According to Nehru Bhagat Singh was none less than a symbol. Nehru said that he act was forgotten but the symbol remained forever.