Posts Tagged ‘Childrens day’

In india the 14th of November is being celebrated as the children’s day , A lot of you have already read my views on the day , and how I feel that it needs to be changed to another day rather than it being associated with the Birthday of a politician Nehru. 

But lets not talk of all that on this day .. After all its children’s day so Happy children’s day to All the kids , you have fun all of you ..

Over the blogosphere I have met so many bloggers who have beautiful kids , I know a few Buzz , Chirpy , Bably , R., the Twins  and many more so to all of them have a great day..  DO your parents proud..

Now coming to the point On this day let me tell you about a fact that not many know of and its sad that our history writers have not done anything to bring it to the limelight as they are all too far into the likes of Gandhi and Nehru’s .. to these writers others don’t exist ..  This fact also brings out the intelligence of one of the well-known martyrs of indian independence Shaheed Sardar Bhagat singh and his comrades ..

During the early organizational work being done by the martyrs was the efforts made to politicize School students, The Naujawan Bharat Sabha also formed a BAL BHARAT SABHA..  and BAL STUDENT UNION which were an organization of school children of the age 12 to 16 years old , and it had a high number of members who actually worked hard for the independence of India.

Baldev Raj the grandson of Lala Lajpat rai was secretary of the Bal Student Union.. and Kahan Chand was the president of the Amritsar chapter of Bal Bharat Sabha.

Kahan chand was a mere 11 years old when he was sentenced by the british to three months of rigorous imprisonment..

Yash another young activist was also found guilty of assisting the Lahore city unit congress and Naujwan Bharat sabha, he was only 10 at that time.. He later grew up to be editor of the Urdu daily MILAP.

Jagdish Chander  During his school days was caned by Headmaster for wearing a Gandhi  Cap. He joined Bal Bharat Sabha and later on joined naujawan  Bharat Sabha  and was known as “SHASRTI JI” among his colleagues. Participated in Bhagtanwala Bank Robbery and Kanari Bazar Dacoity case along with Jahngiri Lal, Dharam Paul,  Lajpat Rai and others. Spent almost 5-1/2 years in Jails namely Delhi, Ferozepur, Gujrat, Multan and Hoshiarpur. Was appointed as Confidential Enquiry Officer, by Punjab Congress Committee to go into atrocities committed by police in West Punjab from 1942 to 1945 and was advisor of Congress on students affairs and had been Secretary of Socialist party in 1942.

As many as a total of 1192 juveniles under the age of 15 were convicted for some reason or the other in regards to there political activities, Most of these activists belonged to bengal.

Not much has been written about these dare devils who at such a young age went on to fight for their nation. If anyone knows about other kids please do let me know too.

So today on children’s day lets not forget these forgotten children who went through all these troubles for the nation which has forgotten them.

Have a great day to all the kids out there , Enjoy your day and have fun.

Wishing You All A Very Happy Children's Day

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