Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday remembered freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 112nd birth anniversary, saying his valour and sacrifice continue to encourage generations.
“His valour and courage and the great sacrifice made by him for the country’s freedom will continue to inspire every Indian for all times. The nation is ever grateful to the iconic nationalist,” Mr. Naidu said.
The prime minister said Bhagat Singh remains among the most popular icons in the minds of the youth.
“Bhagat Singh’s name is synonymous with valour and sacrifice. His courageous actions continue to motivate millions,” Mr. Modi wrote on Twitter.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted in Hindi saying Bhagat Singh inspired the whole nation to fight for freedom. “With his courage, ideals and nationalism, Singh has been an inspiration for all.”
The official Twitter handle of the Congress party said the responsibility of building a nation of Bhagat Singh’s dreams is on the youth, “which they need to fulfil”.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted saying Bhagat Singh’s life has been an inspiration.
Bhagat Singh was born on this day in 1907 in the Punjab Province of British India. He was convicted for killing British police officer John Saunders and was hanged in March 1931.