Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary: The Revolutionary Freedom Fighter’s History and Inspiring Quotes

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The birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai is commemorated every year on Lala Lajpat Rai Jayanti. He was a Hindu supremacy movement leader, as well as an Indian nationalist, writer, and politician. He was born in Dhudike, India, on January 28, 1865. He was a key figure in the Indian independence struggle.

He was dubbed the ‘Lion of Punjab’ and the ‘Punjab Kesari’. Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Bipin Chandra Pal were the three members of the ‘Lal Bal Pal’ trio.

Rai established the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the Laxmi Insurance Company in 1894. Indians revolted against the Simon Commission, which was established by Britishers in India in 1928 to keep an eye on the country’s political condition.

He led a nonviolent march to protest and boycott the British Simon Commission but was cruelly beaten and injured by a police lathi charge.

Rai was seriously hurt and died of a heart attack on November 17, 1928.

On the 157th anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai’s birth, we celebrate his accomplishments with some inspiring statements and slogans from the revolutionary freedom fighter who gave his life for the country.

1) “The Government which attacks its own innocent subjects has no claim to be called a civilised government. Bear in mind, such a government does not survive long. I declare that the blows struck at me will be the last nails in the coffin of the British rule in India.”

2) “A person should be courageous and honest in worshipping the truth, without being concerned about receiving worldly benefits.”

3) “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 the infants, food for the adults and education for all.”

4) “Defeat and failure are sometimes necessary steps of victory.”

5) “Morality requires that we should take to the work of elevating the depressed classes out of a sheer sense of justice and humanity regardless of any outside considerations.”