All my life I have known many names not because I had many friends but because all my friends colonies were named after some or the other individual. I used to think these people were some random politician who had his/her name written in some random public place.
One day I just asked my father why colonies are named after politicians? He said that most of them were not politicians and every independence day our Indian flag is hoisted in a structure Infront of most of the colonies and the revolutionaries name is written there in the structure. He was one of the youngest freedom fighters of India. He was a school teacher and executed at an early age when he revolted against the British.He added “didn’t you ever noticed it?”. Actually it was written in Bengali script and I wasn’t much aware of what was written there and why it was written there and I forgot about all my questions.
One of the matter of concern is that in our History books we just get to know about few of the freedom fighters. I never knew many of them because I was in CBSE board and may be the students in state boards knew better about the state History.
But History is History right, one should be aware of everyone. Else half truth is equal to lie. We as Indians should know who died for us,where they died for us and how they died for us?
Is it true that we got independence through just by the word ‘ahimsa’ or the sweat, blood and tears of thousands who were unnamed and got no credit and not many are aware of them outside of their particular state.
It’s high time to recognise them in our national level exam boards books else a time will come that our future generations will never know who fought for them so they could live freely and independently. As they happily sacrificed for us their everything including their lives.