Bhagath Singh had one and only one mission. To free mother India from the clutches of the British. It didn’t matter that he was young ; it didn’t matter he was inexperienced ; it didn’t matter that he was fighting the mighty British. All it mattered to him was India was under the British’s rule and he wanted to change this.
On my way back from office while I was on the train thinking about the logistics for the independence day parade in NY, my mind started to wander about the struggle for independence.
Lot of questions and thoughts were crossing my mind, but after a while I just got stuck on one question. What if Bhagath Singh was alive today ? What would he have done ? How would he have fought the corruption ? How would he have fought the corrupt politician ? What would he have done to fight the injustice ? There was no end to the questions.
My mind was racing and racing so fast that it crossed the line between what was right and what was not. I was asking, would bhagath Singh even be able to fight so many enemies, back then he had only the British to fight. Would Bhagath Singh even put up a fight given the number of home grown enemies that are working so hard to rip off the country ?
I’m by no means qualified to judge what Bhagat Singh could or would have done, but this is just my frustration speaking. During the freedom struggle, the whole country was united against the British and almost everybody had one agenda and only one agenda, “Freedom from the British”. Bhagath Singh would have thought once the freedom would be given to the citizens they would safeguard it and always have the country first and everything else secondary. Bhagath Singh, dedicated his life, his young life, his young dreams, his playfulness, his ambitions, his aspirations, everything so I could have a life, a free life. Not just for me, for you and for everybody. Instead of safe guarding the freedom and using it for our development, it’s being abused, beaten up and used for pampering one’s greed.