The 91st death anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, one of the beloved freedom fighters of India, will be observed on November 17 this year. He played a very crucial role in India’s freedom movement. Lala Lala Lajpat Rai was popularly known as ‘Punjab Kesri’ for the valiant acts he carried out against the British Raj. Remember his favourite quote, yet? Well, if you are looking for some of the best quotes of Lala Lajpat Rai, then you can find them below. Lala Lajpat Rai Balidan Diwas 2019: Remembering Indian Nationalist Leader on His 91st Death Anniversary.
In 1928, the Britishers had set up the ‘Simon Commission’ to assess the political situation in India. He along with his followers decided to lead non-violent marches against the Commission as it didn’t have any Indian member in the panel. The police-in-charge ordered a ‘lathi charge’ on them, and purposely assaulted Lala Lajpat Rai with baton. A couple of weeks he succumbed to his injuries and died of a heart attack.
The death of Lala Lajpat Rai sparked a wave of anger amongst Indians, and the rest they say is history. As we celebrate the 91st death anniversary of the decorated leader of India’s pre-independence freedom movement, we at LatestLY bring you some of the top quotes and slogans of Lala Lajpat Rai.
1. Every blow struck on me today, will be the last nails in the coffin of British rule in India.
2. If I had the power to influence Indian journals, I would have the following headlines printed in bold letters on the first page: ‘Milk for Infants’, ‘Food for Adults’, and ‘Education for All’.
3. The government which attacks its own subjects has no claim to be called a civilised government. Remember, such a government does not survive long.
4. Since the cruel killing of cows and other animal have commenced, I have started to feel anxiety for the future generations.
5. I always believed that my silence on several topics will be an advantage in the long run.
Lala Lajpat Rai contributed immensely in India’s independence movement. He was born in 1865 in Dhudike (now Moga), in Punjab. He was many personalities rolled into one – law student, journalist, author, and politician – who went to become one of the greatest freedom fighters India has ever seen. He believed that practising Hinduism would bring peace to humanity, and on the basis of it, a secular nation could be formed.
It is a little known fact that Lala Lajpat Rai is one the founders of the currently operating Punjab National Bank (PNB). On the day of the 91st death anniversary of the celebrated leader, we at LatestLY as a mark of respect, we wish his soul rest in peace, and thank him enormously for his pivotal role in India’s independence.