Indian theatre artistes stage play on Bhagat Singh in Pakistan

November 27th, 2007 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, Nov 27 (ANI): Commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, Indian theatre group Punarjyot staged a play on his life at Camp 4 in Pakistan on Monday.

The artistes tried to convey the message thorough this play that despite being from different religions, the freedom fighters of India worked together for freedom against the British rule.

Bikram Jeet Ranjha from Amritsar played Bhagat Singh in the play, which was directed by Kewal Singh, the Daily Times reported, adding that the audience appreciated and enjoyed songs such as Rang de Basanti Chola among others.

As a child, Bhagat Singh was deeply affected by the 1919 Jalianwala Bagh Massacre, in which British forces mercilessly killed hundreds of men, women and children on orders of General Dyer on April 13, 1919.

Born on September 28, 1907, Bhagat Singh is considered to be one of the most famous revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement. He is also known as Shaheed Bhagat Singh

He was born to a family that had earlier been involved in revolutionary activities against the British Raj.

At the age of 13, Bhagat Singh actively participated in the Mahatma Gandhis Non-Cooperation Movement in 1920.

He was one of the leaders and founders of the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association (HSRA).
Bhagat Singh was hanged at the age of 24 years on March 23, 1931 for shooting a British police officer in response to the killing of veteran social activist Lala Lajpat Rai. (ANI)

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