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Lala Lajpat Rai “Lion of Punjab” 

PUNJAB KESARI

Lala Lajpat Rai well known as PUNJAB KESARI, was one of the most prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement. He is also known as the “Lion of Punjab” because of his courage and patriotism. He was a farmer by trade, but became a citizen. icon.His early death left irreparable effects on Bengal and India in general.Lalaji was born in 1864 to Hari Ram Rai and Kanwar Devi, one of four children.

Lala Ji was born on June 8, 1886 in the small town of Sikar, Punjab. He was the eldest of 5 siblings. His father Lal Singh worked as a teacher and his mother Sarup Kaur was a great influence on him and other members. of the family. He was keenly  interested in Urdu literature, poetry and history.

Lala lajpat rai
Lala lajpat rai

 

Lala Lajpat Rai and his passion of literature.

His love of reading books led him to read many books which exposed him to different ideas. This exploration of ideas is said to have made Lalaji even more compassionate than others towards less fortunate people. He married Rani Kumari in 1891 when he was just 19 years old. Together they had five sons and two daughters. His son Kalyan
Pal was also a prominent leader and served as Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1946 to 1951.

 

Through his father he got to know and understand the Hindu Vedas for the first time. She also developed a great admiration for him from a young age, leading to her considering law as a profession as she grew up. Help fund Harvard University when he went there to study more law after getting married at 26!

Along with other freedom fighters of the nation lalaji also played an important role in indian freedom struggle.

 

Lala Lajpat Rai’s contribution in indian freedom struggle

 

When he heard about the untouchability in Indian society at the time, they also took it upon themselves to fight against this injustice. After high school, He studied at Government College Lahore, where he became friends with Motilal Punjabi. whose goal was to become a lawyer. Another friend was Harsimran Singh Bseer who also studied there. While studying at university, he came across an article by Rabindranath Tagore on India’s social problems, which made a deep impression on him and motivated him to advocate for those neglected by Indian society.

 

He worked hard during his LLB exams and passed them with flying colors. He then practiced law according to his wishes in the Lahore High Court, where everyone respected him for his work ethic and honesty. Despite coming from a middle-class family background, she never wanted more than what was rightfully hers through hard work, so never.

                           LAL-BAL-PAL

 

CONTRIBUTION IN POLITICS

  • He joined the Indian National Congress (INC) and took part in several political agitations in geographical region.
  • For his political agitation, he was deported to Union of Burma while not trial in 1907 however came when many months due to lack of proof.
  • He was opposition the partition of geographical region.
  • He based the house Rule League of America in 1917 in ny. In the US, he worked to induce ethical support for the Indian independence movement from the international community.
  • He was conjointly nonappointive President of the All Republic of India trades union Congress.
  • He supported the non-cooperation movement of Gandhi at the Nagpur session of the Congress in 1920.
  • He protested against the Rowlatt Act and also the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that followed.
  • He was nonappointive deputy leader of the Central law-makers in 1926.
  • In 1928, he enraptured a resolution within the assembly refusing cooperation with the Simon Commission since the Commission had no Indian members.

 

CONTRIBUTION IN LITERATURE

  • India, England’s Debt to India, Japan’s Development, India’s Will for Freedom, Message from the Bhagavad Gita, India’s Political Future, India’s National Education Problem, Depression Glasses and United States of America Travelogue.

 

Institutional

  • Founded several institutions and organizations such as Hisar Lawyers Council, Hisar Arya Samaj, Hisar Congress, DAV National Steering Committee.
  • He was editor of the Arya Gazette, which he founded himself.
  • He co-founded the Punjab National Bank in 1894.

 

CONTRIBUTION IN SOCIETY

  • He founded the Hindu Relief Movement in 1897 to help famine-stricken people avoid being caught by missionaries.
  • He founded the Servants of People Society in 1921.

 

Death

In 1928 he led a silent protest against the Simon Commission in Lahore when Police Superintendent James Scott brutally charged him with lathi. He died a few weeks later from the injuries sustained.

 

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